When You’re a Black Woman, You’ve Been Queer Your Whole Life

My lack of identity adjustment upon realizing that I was gay was not a personal confliction, but a social phenomenon existent across the expanse of all othered peoples. When you are queer your whole life, queerness based on sexual orientation is merely a predictable byproduct—a foreseeable outcome which places you only slightly further outside the circle you were already discluded from.