Ashly Nash: LGBTQ Love

Ashly, Louisiana

How old were you when you “came out”?

I was 18 years old.

How old were you when you knew that you were attracted to the same sex?

In the 10th grade I felt an attraction to the same sex

How did your family react?

My mom was the most disturbed by this discovery and she took it upon herself to out me to the rest of my family. To this day we hardly speak about it.

Do you label yourself?

No labels for me.

What is one misconception about the LBGTQ “Lifestyle” that you want to get rid of?

One misconception I’d like to get rid of is the idea that lesbians have certain roles. Often when it is discovered  that a woman is a lesbian, the first question is, “ Who is the boy and who is the girl?” When in actuality the relationships don’t work that way.

How can you help the LGBTQ Youth?

I’d like to create an environment for the youth to feel comfortable being themselves.

Do you think that you were born gay?

I think that I was born just the way I was supposed to be. I don’t know if I was born gay but I do know that I prefer the same sex.

How do you feel about religion being the basis of homosexuality bashing?

I think that it is completely wrong to base hatred for homosexuals on religion. God created all of us and he loves all of us equally. I do not believe that we serve a hateful God.

Do you have children? If yes, how do you “successfully” parent being LGBTQ? No Children (yet!)
How do you make sure that you are being positive?

I start each day writing down 5 things I am grateful for each day.

Where can we find you on the web?

www.ashnash.tumblr.com

www.twitter.com/ashnash

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