pride exhaustion; queer as in strange 

I'm exhausted by pride. I'm not queer in "traditional" ways. I'm bisexual but I've only had long-term mostly monogamous relationships with men; I'm maybe non-binary or gender fluid but that doesn't fit quite right either. I don't know what I am, but I'm queer. I'm odd. I'm different. I don't fit. And I don't fit under any of the flags, either. I'm not part of any cadre. And all this ganging up makes me tired. I'm glad for your happiness. I am. But I'm tired.

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pride exhaustion; queer as in strange 

I don't mean to sound like I'm entitled to something - I don't want anything. I just feel more like an outsider than usual. More gangs I'm not a member of because I'll never be a member of any gang because I just don't fit any particular description.

pride exhaustion; queer as in strange 

@zoem There's nothing wrong with how you're feeling. This is really hard, and it's a pretty pervasive problem with queer communities. You deserve to have community. You deserve to belong.

pride exhaustion; queer as in strange 

@offtheball Thank you. I appreciate that. I feel pretty comfortable day to day but during pride it can start to feel overwhelming at times, and I wish I could feel included, but I don't fit.

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