I wanted to reshare my dear friend Luke's public #comingout
post here on this page. I got so emotional the first time I read it, and I still like to go back and re-read it sometimes for a little kick of inspiration. It's also a great reminder that it's okay to not use labels, and that we should respect people who choose not to label themselves.
Here we go: since my last post, I have been feeling down, depressed, and scared to talk to you. After coming back from being abroad in London, I fell into a rut of being my old self. I isolated myself from friends and family because I thought I couldn't live as who I was in Europe. However, after therapy and giving myself love and care, I am proud to say I'm fully embracing my attraction to both women and men. I don't really have a sexual label. If you're discomforted, I'm open to talking to you about why. The least I can say is I now feel fully proud and confident about who I've been my entire life. I've kept this part of myself a secret since age 6, and I want to use social media as a way to open dialogue about difficult topics. Please know that whoever you are, wherever you've been, and whatever you want to be, you deserve love and support. I finally believe this after all these years. Thank you to my friends and family for your care and kindness. I love you and appreciate you, and I look forward to showing you nothing but my authentic, true self from now on 💙 #college #pride #love #life #loveyourself #instagood #thankful #time #truth #honesty