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Feeling Cautious About Your Sexual Orientation

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Feeling Cautious About Your Sexual Orientation

Seniors Annika Kheav and Jessica Ong mock a loving pose.

Seniors Annika Kheav and Jessica Ong mock a loving pose.

Jamie Muniz

Seniors Annika Kheav and Jessica Ong mock a loving pose.

Jamie Muniz

Jamie Muniz

Seniors Annika Kheav and Jessica Ong mock a loving pose.

Jamie Muniz, Sports and Health Editor

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In the world we live in, many people are extremely insecure about themselves and how others view them, especially if it isn’t entirely “socially acceptable”. That is why some of the LGBTQ+ feels unsafe to come out. These individuals tend to keep their sexuality a secret because they are afraid about what the people around them will have to say. Anybody in this world should feel completely comfortable with being able to state their sexuality no matter what it is it should not matter to them.

It is beyond upsetting knowing that many people in this world keep their sexuality a secret because they are afraid of how the people around them would react. They know how harsh society can be in these types of situations, which is why they would rather live in fear and live a lie. I personally lived in fear of other people’s opinion for some time. I was afraid of what people would go around saying about me in terms of my sexuality. It is one of the worst feelings ever having to keep your true sexuality a secret from the people around you because of how judgmental society is.

Speaking from experience, being able to state your sexuality to others without fear is definitely a great and safe feeling. Knowing that I am able to be open with the people around me and myself, without worrying about the fact that I might get judged, is just an indescribable feeling. It should not matter whether one is straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, each one of these preferences describe someone and, as a society, we should all be accepting of how individuals view themselves.

If people were to put themselves in the shoes of LGBTQ+ individuals, maybe they would be more understanding about their feelings and insecurities. But instead, society does not take the chance to care about people’s feelings. Any person in this world has the choice to be whatever they want to be, it is not about giving themselves a label for people to know what they are but instead to let them feel safe about revealing their sexuality to the world. I agree that not everyone is judgmental. But it is upsetting to know that that is not enough for one to feel safe coming out.

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