Humans of Kings

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“I used to be kind of nervous and I would ask people if they’d think of me differently if I dated a girl, but everyone said no.I didn’t really come out I guess. She and I just started hanging out at school and like walking around and then I think people just kind of assumed and if they asked, then I told them. I was laying on my mom’s bed when I told her. She layed down next to me and I ended up telling her that this girl and I were dating. My mom didn’t have a problem with it but she did think it was a phase. Clearly it’s not though. I think that my dad’s side of the family doesn’t really think that I like girls. They think it’s just a phase. My mom’s side of the family is really homophobic and they let me bring my girlfriend to Christmas last year so that was really cool that they accepted it. Everyone on the cheer team basically knew, but my coaches didn’t until one day when my girlfriend asked me to homecoming. That’s how they found out. They weren’t even really there. They came down to the stadium where we were at after she had already asked me so my captains and everyone were talking about it and my coach said “Well who’s the guy?” Later on my coach called my mom and told her that she didn’t know that I was dating a girl. She said that it was completely okay and that she wanted to talk to me, so she called me after she was talking to my mom and told me that it’s okay and that she didn’t mean to be disrespectful and that she doesn’t care, so she was just really cool about it. No one has like not accepted me so it hasn’t really felt that different. No one has ever said anything to me about it. I feel like the only time there would’ve been a struggle is when I asked her to homecoming in front of everybody at the football game, but no one even said anything to me then. I don’t care what other people think.”

Coryn Younger

Junior

By Lauren Steele

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