But, Why Not?

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Surge; Surge Gettysburg; Gettysburg College; Center for Public Service; Gender & Sexuality; Queer; Gender and Sexuality; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies; Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Social Psychology and Interaction
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I am the lucky one.That’s how I’ve felt growing up in backwater Pennsyltucky, yet somehow managing to be openly queer. I came out to my friends and family as bi/pan-sexual in the 8th grade. None of my coming-out experiences resulted in horror stories. At that point most people had already guessed and accepted the fact that I was most definitely a queer kid. Even the most conservatively religious members of my friend group seemed perfectly okay with the fact that my sexuality didn’t fit with their ideas of morality. I was who I was, and to all outward appearances that was just peachy. [excerpt]