This week, #growingupgay trended on Twitter, which felt like a huge virtual Pride event. After black Twitter users joked about being raised in black families using the hashtag, #growingupblack, queer people decided to get in on the fun.
Some #growingupgay tweets were hilarious, but others put a spotlight on the challenges we faced trying to navigate our way out of the closet. From queer people both young and old, here are 15 tweets that nail what it's like to grow up gay:
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