This. Is. So. Beautiful.
This is exactly what it feels like. It’s the reason I’ve stopped writing about LGBTQ issues, although I know it’s not the right thing to do. It’s so stressful. It feels like prison. I can’t put myself or others in harm’s way. You perfectly describe what it feels like to be queer and minding your own business.
There are a whole lot of other fires America should be redressing instead of minding people’s bedrooms, gender, and sexual preferences. There really are no words of comfort to express the discomfort of being queer in this America.