Consequences of Premature Sexuality


Something that I think is separate from the damage caused by any and all forms of abuse, and that really jumps out at me is the damage that homophobia did to all of, straight, bi, gay, trans, any way really that anyone chooses to identify, we’ve all been hurt by it. I am glad times have changed, and I hope that people coming of age now don’t try to hurt or shame each other by weaponizing sexual orientation. I know most of us on here are older, but not all. Homophobia was such a pervasive thing in the 1970s and 1980s. If you were gay, you couldn’t be yourself without fear. But if you were straight it still was easy to end up ostracized or even persecuted for what someone said about you. So there was trauma layered on trauma.