June is now globally seen as International Pride Month. As part of International Pride Month, the Cape Argus will be carrying stories from members of the LGBTQIA+ community to share insights and challenges they face:
#MyQueerLife: Queer is just another word for love
I’ve heard it said that being queer teaches you acceptance. I think that’s a beautiful thing - as Queer people, we’re forced to examine ourselves in a way heterosexual people aren’t.
As a little boy, I knew I was different. There was something in the way the other boys were that sat differently in me, and because of it, I had to ask myself some very serious questions - and give honest, hard-to-hear answers.
Hours of therapy, writing, crying, repressing, until finally - accepting.