Schalk Myburgh rounds up some friends and they tell their LGBTQ+ stories
Inspired by everyone’s unique coming out story in the LGBTQ+ community, we wanted to showcase the different stereotypes that society puts queer people in and they put on themselves. Giving them a chance to say fuck it, and be the true diva that they are. We collected their stories, made them feel pretty and drank champagne. Because we’re not gay as in happy, but queer as in fuck you.
Schalk Myburgh | 34 | Gay | @wolfskein
“I really wish people would come up with more inventive slurs, call me something I haven’t heard before” – on gay slurs.
Nicole Louw | 32 | Transgender Woman | @nicole_louw_
“I came out as trans 8 years ago. It took me losing all my friends. My house. My partner. And most of my family to finally rebuild as the woman I am today. I am proud to be me. I am proud of how far I have come, but I still get sad at times to think about the cost of it all.” – on coming out.
Eitan Eptein & Domenico Pulella | 26 & 31 | Gay | @dom_stitch
“I jerked off my stepbrother, my mom found out, and that was that” – Dom on coming out.
“The community has been accepting in terms of sexuality, but that’s about where the support ends.” – Eitan on support from the lgbtq+ community
Adele Horn | 38 | Asexual Biromantic |@the_small_stabby_one
“The community calls aces out as just being straight. Or that we are broken. So events like Pride is not really welcoming for us” – on being accepted by the LGBTQ+ community
Kelly Jean Gilbert | 34 | Fierce Ally | @keljeans
“I take bigotry personally. The LGBTQ+ community has always been a family to me and I will protect it as my own family. I will always fight for people’s right to exist as they wish without fear or persecution.”