I’m pansexual amd aromantic, and the reason I don’t want to come out isn’t because I’m afraid or lack the confidence, but because i don’t want people to think of me as that pansexual girl, and just that. I don’t want people to treat me like I’m made of glass because I’m LGBT+, and worship me because I “had the guts to come out”. This is what happens at my school. Everyone that identifies as LGBT is in their own separate clique, is part of GSA (gay straight alliance), and announced whenever they can that they or someone they know is LGBT+. I don’t want my sexual orientation to be such a huge deal and part of my identity. This is similar to how gender or race shouldn’t be a huge part of who we are, and how those features shouldn’t affect as to how people are treated. I just want to live a normal life, and love who I want without shallow people saying stuff like “I’m so proud that you came out”, “yas queen”, “slay”, or “you go girl”, because people say this kind of bullshit all the time. It’s driving me up the wall, and I feel that I can’t let anyone else know about this.