It all started with an 18 word tweet:
Gay culture is being a teenager when you're 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live.
— Introvert Gay (@introvertgay) September 2, 2017
Since then it has received over 13,000 retweets and 60,000 likes. And, of course, a whole host of comments that range from hilarious to heartbreaking…
This is literally Too Real.
— Andrew (@ScootyPuffJr88) September 2, 2017
We're basically responsible adults during the day and teens at night.
Anyway, at night I'm like 16
— Mario (@mtehuitz) September 3, 2017
I almost cried when I read this. I didn't realize how much I needed someone who was not me to say it out loud.
— Brian B. (@Bordo316) September 3, 2017
So that's why I'm like this! I thought I was just regressing ?
— Steve (@originalsteven) September 2, 2017
Saaaaaame for trans cultures
— Marley (@marleymedusa) September 2, 2017
So at 40 this makes me 21 again? Oh what a wondrous moment to be alive ??
— Mark Antony Burke (@MarkABurke) September 2, 2017
This hit just a little too close to home.
— Kevin Cook (@luftherz) September 2, 2017
Maybe I just live in an incredibly tolerant place, cos I've never experienced issues being gay. Yay me?
— Sneaky Cow (@PastCow) September 2, 2017
This fucked me up
— hex sandwich (@heatherpattern) September 2, 2017
I may have never identified with a tweet more (zero internet hyperbole).
— Robert Berg (@robwillb) September 2, 2017
? I am sixteen, going on seventeen…?
— Nightwing Scout (@ThisIsMunroe) September 2, 2017
Somewhat recently came to terms with being NB and had anxiety/depression issues so I'm perpetually 17 at age 25
— Mini (@Luck_Mode) September 2, 2017
This made me literally stop everything and think about one of my best friends who only recently came out to his fam at ~age 30
— furryshenanigans (@VulpineBoriqua) September 2, 2017
I went from closeted teenager right to serious alcoholic in my 20s. (I'm 5 years sober now). ANYHOW, what I'm saying is: I'm 14.
— Sick Boi (@AbbyHiggs) September 2, 2017
So many of my followers have replied to this. So true but also tragic. Queers are #ReclaimingOurTime.
— Robbie Howell (@robbiehowell) September 5, 2017
What do you think? Did being LGBTQ cause you to miss out on your teen years? Are you now making up for lost time? Sound off in the comments…