This really hurt me in lots of ways; it really hit me that some people just won’t ever understand that for me to be happy, I don't want a label. I just would like to be me.
The thing is, when you are young you can be labelled as being in a phase; I've had that being something labelled to me throughout my whole sexuality experience. It's always been tell me what you are or you'll probably in a phrase in my family.
But the truth is is that you are not entitled to tell your family what you feel about who you are. You have no obligation to let your family know what you are thinking about your sexuality or how you feel about other people. It is absolutely okay for you to wait until you're ready to tell someone.
Here are my main tips for how to deal with other people’s opinions of your sexuality:
You are fully entitled to tell them to mind their own business. Of course you don't have to say it in those terms, but sometimes people need to know you aren't comfortable with them prying into your sexuality.
You can explore as much as you like. If you are with the opposite sex, it doesn't mean you are straight. You may find a label on your sexuality can help but you may find that it doesn't matter to you and love is love to you!
Sometimes you have to cut people out. A part of accepting yourself is understanding some people have their own opinions, and even though in your eyes they are really wrong you can't be angry about it. People have beliefs and points against the way you feel, but you shouldn't let them change who you are.
If you are struggling with accepting your sexuality or family accepting it please either contact us via our form, comment below or message us on social medias! You can also contact the LGBT National Help Centre, Switchboard LGBT or if you are feeling like you do not want to be alive you can contact The Trevor Project.