(I wanted to include everybody that isn't straight, everybody that's transgender, and everybody else. I am so so so so sorry if this is extremely offensive. I swear I don't mean it that way. Please post on my wall if there's a problem.)
To those of you who aren't considered "normal,"
What the heck, right? You're a living, breathing human being. Sure, you aren't what's considered "normal," but who cares! You should be proud of who you are! You may be into other men, or other women, or even both. Some of you are trans, and that's okay!
Because you're still a human being!
Yes, there will be those out there who won't be okay with who you are. Normal is fake. It's just an illusion because, in the end, we're all different. We're unique in our own ways. You found who you are, and you should be proud of that. There is no such thing as being normal.
People out there won't be okay with that, and this isn't to tell you that your life will be easier. But there will be those who will be, and will accept you for who you are. You will find that one person who makes you the happiest you've ever been. And because you're a human being, you'll go through tough times. You'll have your ups and downs. But that's okay. The two of you will butt heads once and awhile. Just make sure that, before you bring it up again to smooth things over, you've calmed yourself down and you keep a level-head and an open mind. Listen. Every relationship requires you to listen, because you're going to get nowhere if you only listen to yourself, and not your partner.
I know that there are those of you who don't want a relationship. I'm blanking on what the name for it is (I really hate how there's titles for everything. It's rather lame and completely unnecessary), but I'm not perfect, and sometimes I have the memory of a goldfish. You will find what makes you the happiest.
Nobody has anything on any of you guys. You found who you are, and that's something to be proud of. I'm happy for all of you. Don't listen to the names you're called. Others just want to tear you down. Find those people who are supportive. Surround yourself with them. I can only with the best for each of you.
I know that none of you really know who I am, and I don't know much about any of you. If that makes you uncomfortable, let me know. I want to create a safe environment on my account. I grew up believing that a person can either love the opposite gender, or the same gender. It never dawned on me that this wasn't okay with some people. It honestly makes me sick to know that there are people out there that aren't supportive of men or women in a same-sex relationship, and that they'll do anything to tear them down.
Don't listen to those kinds of people. They just don't understand it. But don't hate on those people. Just ignore them. I know that there are people that get hurt because they aren't "normal," and that ignoring them isn't as easy as it seems. But get help in those situation. Abuse... none of it is okay. Report it. Easier said than done, I know, but worth it if you can just be yourself. You can't hide who you are. Being honest about yourself is important in any type of relationship - friends, and something more.
Don't worry about getting everyone to like you and accept you. I don't mean to be a downer, but that just isn't possible. I've learned that the hard way.
On the bright side, there are some really incredible people who aren't straight!
Ben Platt is gay, and he's one of my favorite singers! He was in Dear Evan Hansen, and he's brilliant! Laverne Cox is transgender! I haven't watched her in anything, but she seems cool! And some of my favorite book characters are gay! They're the absolute coolest, too! There are so many people, both real and fictional, out there who are transgender, bisexual, gay, pansexual, and everything else.
If the previous sentence was mean, I am so so sorry. I don't have everything memorized... And I didn't know that there were actual names until a couple years ago when one of my friends came out to me. She had to explain it to me.
I still don't understand why there even are names for everything. I mean, I guess it's a nice and easy way to say it, and that it's never an easy thing to come out to your family and friends.
(I guess what I'm trying to say is that it's a good thing to have a name for something, but when it's used as a bad thing, that I'm not okay with)
Whoever you are, whether you're bisexual, gay, trans, pan, ace, or whatever else, you are capable of great things. You can be a light in the world right now. It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from. The world needs a light, and one voice is all it takes to start something. One voice among a crowd can make a difference. Be the light that somebody needs. I apologize on behalf on everyone that's wronged you.
Jazzy, a straight girl
(I'm not normal either, but for other reasons)