Oftentimes, we hide parts of our identity. Hiding who we are or what we think, can lead to anxiety and depression. This is particularly true when we feel like we have to be someone we’re not to please others or keep them happy. This can be especially hard when we’re dealing with family and friends that have very conservative or religious beliefs. But it’s important to examine who you are inside and make sure you’re living your truth.
It can be a sign that you’re gay when you find yourself thinking about same-sex relationships a lot. It can also be a sign that you’re gay if you feel like you are attracted to women and men in equal measure or that you have a crush on someone of the same gender. It’s important to remember that your sexual orientation is a complex thing and it can change over time. You can be bisexual, pansexual, asexual, heterosexual or homosexual.
Another way to know you’re gay is if you’ve been around queer people a lot and feel comfortable in their company. You might even find yourself being a supportive friend for them. However, it’s important to remember that everyone has a journey and some people take longer than others to accept their sexuality. If you’re struggling, talk to a trusted adult or counselor and don’t be afraid to reach out to LGBTQ listeners on 7Cups for support. They’ve all been there before and they can help you.