Prism & Pen
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Prism & Pen

I Was Constantly Forced To Be Straight, But Never Gay

And yet, we can’t say “gay” in front of children…?

Gay man with rainbow painted tears in front of a dark blue background
Image: Christian Sterk on Unsplash

When I was 14, my Mum’s pastor tried to make me straight.

He compared women to drain pipes and men to plugs, and that you can “only put a drain pipe and a plug together.” He quoted bible passages that denounce homosexuality…

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