This article was written by Laurel Dickman (that's me!) for Wear Your Voice Magazine . It was published on November 18, 2015.
"As a feminine woman who identifies as queer, I experience daily erasure of my identity from both the heterosexual world and from the queer community. A lot of folks assume that because I am with a cis-het man, my life experiences prior to my relationship are erased.
I came out to my parents when I was fifteen, and I was lucky to have never been chastised by them..."