Cover Photo: Photograph by Doniree Walker/Flickr
Photograph by Doniree Walker/Flickr

I Found the Queer Role-Model I Always Needed in My Long-Lost Cousin

I wish I’d known Molly years ago. I wish I had known her when I was twelve years old, wondering who in my life would still love me if they knew my secret.

my partner, Jenny, and I . . .

name

Twilight. adorable?butterflies

hated

Everyone, if you can hear me, clap once. If you can hear me, clap twice. Everyone, stop talking, now! This is serious.

What if someone shoots us all right now?

Does she like me back?

butterflies.

The Well of Loneliness,

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Blood on the Dance Floor This is so squishy.

my girlfriend.

NO, NO, NO!

Some names have been changed to protect the identities of those in this story.

Sarah is journalist, storyteller and teenager who believes words and stories can change the world. Past bylines include The New York Times, Teen Vogue and The Huffington Post.  Find her on Twitter: @SarahEmilyBaum