One non-judgmental friend changed my perspective on my identity

I grew up in Slovakia. It’s a place where LGBT+ rights are still something we are fighting for. We are still fighting for legalisation of gay marriage and recognition of transgender people. It’s a place where being gay is not something that is considered normal or natural by most people.

When I was growing up, I would hear my friends in school say "that’s so gay" to describe something they don’t like, and the word 'lesbian' was used often as an insult. For all these reasons, I tho