United States History And Coach High School Football Essay

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I’ve spent the last few years under the impression people make too big of a deal of coming out when their sexuality differs from the social norm. It’s something that people tend to over represent and kind of force onto others too often, making it slightly overbearing for those who view it differently from members of the LGBT community and their supporters. At the end of the day though, it’s a matter of both self-acceptance for those who struggle with their sexuality, and representation to help make it a less daunting and intimidating thing to be open about being different.

I’m gay. I didn’t want to be for a long time, but what I’ve come to realize is that there’s no reason for me to dislike who I am. I’m an intelligent, compassionate young man. I’m funny (at times) and have ambitions and goals. I want to teach United States history and coach high school football. I want to help educate the future generations of this country. I’ve worked full time factory jobs, minimum wage part time jobs, and most of what’s in between. I enjoy sports, eSports (which I someday hope I don’t have to distinguish from sports, but that’s a conversation for another time) and spending time with my friends. I am a perfectly normal, wonderful human being… and I am gay.

I come from a devoutly conservative family in every imaginable way. In my family, LGBT’s are people that can be “fixed” if you just pray the gay away and get right with Jesus. I have no relationship with my biological father, and
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