When I came out to my mom, she tried to act like she was okay with it, but I could tell she wasn’t. She insisted that it was “just a phase”, and that I’m “too young to know how I really feel”. It could have gone worse, but I had hoped my mom wouldn’t be so homophobic. I came out at 16, and she’s still unaccepting about it almost a year later.

January 1st, 2018