No more rainbows 🌈 on Facebook for a whole year... Bummer!
Well, I'll still be wearing colourful clothes when I go out of my house, I'll still be a feminine gay man for the rest of the year...
What I wanted to say today is that I have a lot of friends who are not from the LGBTQ community, who are very accepting and very tolerant and who don't really care about sexual orientation. They talk to me, they respect me and there is just friendship between us. Maybe I live in a bubble, but the Romanian people I know are not homophobic. They are tolerant and even though religion is part of their lives (because they get married, they baptise their children and they go to church every now and then) they never say hateful words, they never make demeaning comments regarding the LGBTQ... I guess I'm lucky to live in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, maybe in smaller towns and especially in the country side it's different.
Anyway, I won't let my sexual orientation define me; it's just a part of who I am and it's just a part of who everyone else is. When you meet a doctor or a teacher or a lawyer for the first time you don't really care who that person has sex with. You want to know if they are good at what they do, if they can help you when you need help. And yes, I know gay men and women who are doctors, university teachers, lawyers and so on. And some of them have had a hard time telling their coworkers or their families that they are gay or bi. I remember this "double life" that I tried in my first year of college; on the one hand I had a boyfriend on the other hand I was embarrassed that I wasn't "normal" or perceived as what I had been taught was "normal". And when I started to open up, when I started to accept myself as being "gay and normal" at the same time, I saw how people didn't reject me at all, they kept being nice to me and I realised I was making a huge deal about something that others saw as a minor detail. So, even if you don't have a lot of friends, even if you lose some of them, be yourself, be genuine and you'll attract, like a magnet, people who are on the same wavelength with you. Even if pride month is over, some of you are LGBTQ all year long so show the world how beautiful you really are. You are unique, one of a kind, that's what makes you PERFECT 😘