Growing up. We all had to do it. But some of us had to do it while gay. Of course, at the time it was all very awkward and unclear and, at times, even isolating. Luckily, we’ve since grown up into fabulous queer adults and can now look back on our younger years and and see the humor in much of it.
So, without any further ado…
Gay culture is growing up with only female friends in highschool then gradually replacing them all with your fellow gays™ after
— ??????? ?? (@bbymarxoxo) January 4, 2018
Growing up gay means after a shower you put a towel around your head and tried as many hairstyles as possible. And if you were alone you walked around your home like THAT bitch. pic.twitter.com/5BEXonRxgC
— Christopher (@cehm27) January 16, 2019
Growing up gay as a kid was me constantly looking away from the tv everytime someone/something gay showed up because I didn’t want my family to think I was “too interested” in it
— ???? (@sadkxit) August 7, 2018
growing up gay was in middle school playing volleyball with the girls while the boys all played basketball
— Gavin Tyler (@6avinTyler) January 15, 2019
— Nate (@nathanbacon__) January 16, 2019
Gay culture growing up was going into Abercrombie and staring at the ads on the walls and listening to the house music cause you weren’t old enough to get in a club
— Zach Butler (@zachhhbutler) November 26, 2017
#growingupgay means being the friend everyone has to lie about hanging out with to their parents ?
— Gaylen Lyons (@gaylen_shawn) January 14, 2019
— Kevsie (@Kevsie) January 15, 2019
— Your Fav Gay Goy (@Romeojayyperez) January 9, 2019
Growing up gay is seeing all your friends have relationships before you do.
— schleepyhead ??? (@wuicho_5) September 1, 2018
— KuntyGay (@KuntyGay) January 8, 2019
growing up seeing queercoded villains in media never made me hate my identity, i just love evil gays now.
— splendid kong? (@splendidland) August 25, 2017
Gays became gays because when they were growing up, their finger slipped through the toilet paper.
— sailor venus ? (@brolenciaga) October 25, 2018
Growing up gay means you were thoroughly upset when the gym teacher divided the class into boys and girls. pic.twitter.com/492KQFdJlM
— Christopher (@cehm27) January 13, 2019
Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2 had a profound impact on me growing up as a homosexual child
— jon (@prasejeebus) October 2, 2017
LGBT culture is hearing the argument that if there's gay representation on television your kid will come out gay but you're still gay even though you watched all the same straight tv shows growing up
— Alexander Jr. (@ItsAlexJackson) January 23, 2019
Mom: don't tell anyone you think you're gay
Me: Oh right… pic.twitter.com/Ro5wQd5DHk
— A. Gateem (@bobani_dani) January 10, 2019
when i was growing up christians made it seem like being gay was just 24/7 sex parties and snorting coke but in reality its just binge watching criminal minds and burning sage on a saturday night
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) April 15, 2018
#growingupgay is seeing all these hot boys that are literally snacks yet you know that they’re straight and completely out of your league?
— ryan (@a__duck) January 19, 2019
My dad wasn’t the type of man to show his kids Disney films growing up, he thought they lead to ‘soft men’ and encouraged ‘the gay outbreak’
I managed to find a way to push my little gay agenda by insisting of watching Mortal Kombat a lot. pic.twitter.com/kKuKnZvsrg
— Wolfe, actually (@StopItWolfgang) December 16, 2018
Gay culture is being mistaken for your mom whenever answering the home phone growing up.
— Welcome to Chiji's, I'm Theo (@teejslipko) December 8, 2017
Things I learned growing up:
-Everyone is a little gay
-Men are trash
-Sweets ain’t that good
-Nothing really matters
— jez (@JezebelBro) January 3, 2019
— The Proud Gay ???? (@the_proud_gay) July 9, 2018
Why was growing up gay such a damn journey omg so dramatic for no reason
— raymond (@notmeraymond) September 19, 2018
#GrowingUpGay is always choosing the female characters when you play any fighting video game
— JAMES ??? ??? (@jamesxingleton) July 13, 2018
— Simon Crem ???????? (@simoncremfreche) January 24, 2019