We all feel love and lust differently, and it’s difficult to translate feelings into one word, especially when that word is supposed to encompass an entire identity. Most straight kids (and adults for that matter) never question their straightness and prefer to ask us, “How do you know you’re gay?”
Straightness is represented everywhere.
It’s the norm. It’s in every rom-com. It’s in every television show.
It’s in our laws. It’s on the billboards. It’s in the books.
out because we’re different than what we’re told to be, and that scares
the crap out of some people. It makes them want to hurt us because it
makes them question what the very definition of “normal” is.