Davidson Microaggressions Project

Not being queer enough

A few of my fellow interns were talking about going to Pride together. I was questioning my identity (I know now that I’m bi), and I was dating a man at the time. When I asked about their plans, they said I couldn’t go and that’s what I get for being straight. It was a joke, but there was just enough bite to it that I felt ashamed of myself for not being queer enough.