The hashtag #Hey19YearOldMe was recently trending on Twitter, with people of all ages offering all kinds of sage advice to their 19-year-old selves through the lens of hindsight.
Some of the best ones came from LGBTQ people (go figure!), many of whom had pretty useful, humorous, and, at times, heartbreaking things to say.
So without any further ado, here are 19 of the best #Hey19YearOldMe tweets from LGBTQ people to their younger selves…
— ADAMDEVINE (@ADAMDEVINE) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe your girlfriend now won't be your girlfriend long but she will be your most trusted confidant when you finally come out because you really are gay af as much as you try to fight it
— TheNotoriousPIF (@TheNotoriousPIF) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe, you're not bi.
Oh! And your parents know since you fell asleep in front of your computer while looking at pics of men fucking.
— José (@josecanyousee) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe your bisexuality is real even though your cool San Francisco native friends are saying you’re being “trendy”. This will fuck you up for years if you let it. Eventually you’ll prove them wrong. BTW, unrequited love isn’t romantic, it’s mostly rude & dramatic.
— lindsay the bear ? (@LindsayLanolin) September 16, 2019
— Scott (@scottacr) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe– it'll all be ok. Your setbacks and failures can be overcome, and although you might still suffer from anxiety you'll get a bit stronger.
Also, you're not weird or broken, you're just asexual, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.?
— Em?? (@Corydalis_Lutea) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe stop worrying about “sounding gay”.
— Gregory Littley (@LittleyLittley2) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe fuck what the society and your culture thinks of you being gay or different.
Go live your life.
— Chocolate Harvey Milk #resist (@ChocoHarveyMilk) September 13, 2019
— Miri Smith (@MyriadSmith) September 14, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe hate to break it to you, but yes, you are in fact a raging queer. Deal with it. Also try to say "fuck everyone else" and do what you want more because you won't regret it.
— 57 || ?? (@the57rambles) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe tell your mum your gay and live how you want to live rather than some fake life, fake 'love' and fake relationship for the next 4 years ?
— Official Weather UK (@Official_WXUK) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe u think ur a bisexual cis boy with an auto-delete search history on Safari HAHAHAHA (future u can't stop laughing) … ur wayyyy queerer/more magical than u know, my pansexual nonbinary angel
— Jon Dale Shadel (@jdshadel) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe you're not bisexual. You're a lesbian. That's why you're not enjoying yourself as much as you could be. Don't waste your twenties trying to date dudes. Sad for both parties.
— Lesbians For Yang ??????? (@Lesbians4Yang) September 13, 2019
-Take your therapy more seriously
-Take SCHOOL more seriously
-JSYK your family doesn't care that your bi, it's totally ok
-Take out the fucking trash and do the goddamn dishes once in a while
— Plaggy S. Pumpkins ? (@PlaggyBoy) September 14, 2019
— ShadowMrRaceBannon (@GHOSTRaceBannon) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe – leave that racist, homophobic, small minded town you're killing time in and move to the city… then Canada… oh yeah, jsyk also you're gay and a girl, best of luck :3
— Glacier Kitsune ???? Summer Vulpin' (@DocGCK) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe You’re #Gay accept it. It’s okay. Your Mom will grow to accept it and you eventually. There’s nothing to be afraid of or ashamed of. You don’t have to pretend you’re straight. Be yourself. Be proud to be you. Don’t be so hard on yourself.
— JONATHAN (@yesireallyamgay) September 13, 2019
#Hey19YearOldMe Tough time in your life atm but just remember your family love you and will continue to do so no matter what you tell them or who you are.
5 years from now you’ll be living your best life sis and ps they know you’re a raging homosexual and accept it 100% ??????
— Olly Triffitt (@ollytriffitt1) September 14, 2019