IT GETS BETTERTo all those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, to all those who are young and old, to all those who are being bullied and think that your life is just absolute hell, I'm here to tell you something, something that I think all of you should know: IT GETS BETTER.IT GETS BETTER in Spirit Day More Like This
Like many of you, I was shocked and devastated about the tragic suicides that took place in Fall 2010 and again this Fall 2011. These bright young students were constantly picked on and bullied severely because they were gay or perceived as gay. I know some of you who read this are probably saying right now, "Oh, you know how kids are, they can be so cruel, kids are going to bully regardless". Those who have said it or are even thinking those words as I am speaking, you know who you are. I am letting you know how bad this hurts me as a student who once was looking for the support she never got when she was bullied and harassed in middle school. But I'm getting way off topic. This isn't
I'm Not SorryI'm sorry that I didn't go straight to university like you wantedI'm Not Sorry in Gay & Lesbian Pride More Like This
I'm sorry that it took me a long time to finish my chores
I'm sorry I failed that math course you made me sign up for
I'm sorry I got into fist fights in middle and high school
I'm sorry I didn't make the cheer-leading squad
I'm sorry I didn't do my homework
I'm sorry I was rude to my brother and sister
I'm sorry for hanging out with the "wrong crowd"
I'm sorry for mouthing off at mum
I'm sorry for arguing with daddy
I'm sorry for not being the most mature
I'm sorry I have poor eating habits
I'm sorry for staying out late
I'm sorry for worrying a lot about nothing
I'm sorry for having anger issues
But there is one thing I am NOT sorry for:
I'm not sorry I'm gay/lesbian/bisexual/Trans/Queer or Questioning.
I'm sorry I can't be perfect
But I'm not sorry for being bisexual...because I shouldn't have to apologize for who I am.