"Queer people don't grow up as ourselves, we grow up playing a version of ourselves that sacrifices authenticity to minimize humiliation & prejudice. The massive task of our adult lives is to unpick which parts of ourselves are truly us & which parts we've created to protect us."
@alexand_erleon on twittah

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I don't want to minimize the horror LGBT go through, but I want to say it feels like good quote–that tries to claim a shared problem for one group.

What about Blacks who can pass for white? Self-hating children of Asian immigrants who try to be more American than anyone? Children of addicts? I've known people in all of those groups who can say the same exact things.

I'm ASD/neruodiverse, but grew up without a diagnosis as the 'weird kid' in the 1960s. Believe me, I know this place.

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