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Would You Be Straight?
- I identify as gay.
- I'm bisexual.
- I'm as gay as they come.
- Uh, pansexual.
- Lesbian.
- I identify as a gay man.
- A bisexual female.
- Fabulously, ferocious, gay man.
Would your life be easier if you were straight?
- Oh yeah, my life would totally be easier
if I were straight.
- It depends on how you look at it I feel like.
- Growing up it probably would've been a lot easier understanding my own body and what was going on in my own head.
- It's really hard as a young kid
because you know, people wanna make fun of you, or people wanna beat you up just because you're different, or you talk differently.
- If I go back home to North Carolina and I had a girl with me I have to watch about what I do and say.
- You know in high school I wanted to take a guy to the prom
and I couldn't do that.
- It's hard enough being a person of color
and I think not being straight is another level of of privilege that I don't have.
- We as gay people have to go to gay-themed events,
gay bars, gay clubs,
whereas a straight could even just go to the grocery store and find someone.
- My life has become a lot easier now that I've kind of just accepted who I am and not giving a shit about what anybody thinks.
- More than my life being easy
I mostly just think about my family's life being easier.
- It's really not the easiest life.
If you could be straight, would you?
- I would not be straight if I could be.
- God no.
- Nah.
I tried to be straight once, it lasted about two months.
- I wouldn't be straight.
- No, because I think the world has gotten to a more accepting place.
- No I would never turn straight if I could.
- No, I'm very comfortable in my own skin,
I don't wanna turn straight, I don't wanna be straight,
I wanna be gay the way I am.
- I love being gay, I love being
you know, this flamboyant person.
I love enjoying life and grabbing life by the balls.
- Not being straight is awesome.
- I live in this beautiful limbo that I've created for myself.
- I've come out on the other side of this dark tunnel that all the gays go through,
but I can see why people would want to.
- As a Christian too, I believe I'm the way I am for a reason.
- I think if I hadn't had those experiences
I wouldn't be who I am today.
- To even think about that would just be disregarding all of the hard work I put into myself.
- Have you ever been to a gay bar?
If you haven't, you need to go.
Straight bars are so boring.
- I feel like if I grew up not having to question these things,
I would not be as compassionate of a person, or as educated of a person.
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If You Could Be Straight, Would You?

18250 Folder Collection
Vivi Lee published on October 20, 2015    Vivi Lee translated    Harvey Pan reviewed
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