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How do you show your pride when you're constantly belittled or put down for your identity?

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Last Updated: 01/18/2021 at 1:57pm
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Top Rated Answers
February 23rd, 2015 11:01pm
Educate people! Tell them why they are wrong and that difference does not mean anything bad!
April 21st, 2015 1:31am
You can't help who you are. Your identity is a part of you that will never go away. They can belittle you and make you feel worthless, but you are not. It isn't easy to show your pride when people are constantly making you feel like less of a person. It takes work, as does anything worth while.
May 4th, 2015 9:10pm
Your very existence is something prideworthy, particularly if you are faced with opposition. Take a breath, exhale, smile big and off you go!
May 8th, 2015 2:00am
dont let anyone bring you down or stop you from being who you are. you are a star and deserve to shine as bright as any other. stay true to yourself and believe in you. Shine Bright Love!
May 30th, 2015 2:29pm
Find reasons to value yourself. Remember that your own opinions has far more importance that other people's.
November 15th, 2015 8:34pm
We are humans, and we're gonna feel offended sometimes. But the most important thing is don't let that comments put you down. You know that you're special and worth it. Go on and show the world who you are
May 17th, 2016 1:20am
People are good at putting people down, especially those that they do not understand. The only person that can prove them wrong is you. You are responsible for your own happiness.
June 7th, 2016 11:10pm
Once you learn that you can not change who you are and finally accept yourself, you will learn to stop caring so much of what others think of you. Just know that you're not broken or wrong in anyway, because gay is okay.
September 12th, 2016 7:18am
The people doing this either has a big secret they are ashamed off, or just have a bad life themselves and try to make themselves feel better. Try to think about that, it might help. Also, there is no reason to feel down about who you are, be proud of yourself! :)
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July 3rd, 2017 8:09pm
By not letting people's opinion have a negative impact on your life. It's not easy to face that kind of negativity, but if you do not change your lifestyle and you don't let them influence your opinions about youself and the world you can show your pride and ne master of your own life
June 11th, 2018 3:21am
Showing pride can be easy if you’re out, but being belittled or out down is part of the reason we have pride month or just pride in general, because we have a whole community that will support each other for their sexuality whatever that may be
January 18th, 2021 1:57pm
It is tough when people belittle you continuously and you are unable to find your true voice. You want to tell them who you really are but they seem to be not interested. It happens with most of the people at some time in their lives. You might feel people are unable to understand you and are trying to put your feelings down. However it is important to note that all those people should not matter to you and the ones who matter will take care of your feelings. If they don't, then there is nothing to feel bad about it. I can understand you might feel hurt but it doesn't affect your true identity to who you really are. I am sure the people who put you down are also aware of your true identity even if they may not accept it. So it is important to just express yourselves to people who matter more and if they don't care, it doesn't change anything about your true identity. You can still feel proud about yourself as long as you know you expressed your feelings.