We think we can all relate to this in some way…
A simple tweet about gay culture went viral over the weekend because its sentiment rings true for many LGBT+ people across the world.
“Gay culture is being a teenager when you’re 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live,” Introvert Gay tweeted on Saturday.
Gay culture is being a teenager when you're 30 because your teenage years were not yours to live.
— Introvert Gay (@introvertgay) September 2, 2017
Since then the simple message has been retweeted nearly 60,000 times, and liked over 12,000 times.
Of course, it also received many responses from people reacting to the sentiment of the tweet.
This is both fun & a little heartbreaking. "I'm fun now because I was robbed of my adolescence."
— darkhölme (@adarkholme) September 2, 2017
So that's why I'm like this! I thought I was just regressing ????
— Steve (@originalsteven) September 2, 2017
I almost cried when I read this. I didn't realize how much I needed someone who was not me to say it out loud.
— Brian B. (@Bordo316) September 3, 2017
This is literally Too Real.
— Andrew (@ScootyPuffJr88) September 2, 2017
This hit just a little too close to home.
— Kevin Cook (@luftherz) September 2, 2017
So at 40 this makes me 21 again? Oh what a wondrous moment to be alive ????????
— Mark Antony Burke (@MarkABurke) September 2, 2017
Let's hope there comes a day when every gay teenager can live their own teenage years.
— DermotMacFlannchaidh (@DermotMacFlann) September 2, 2017
This definitely resonates with me very powerfully.
— King Jerusalem (@ccourtne) September 3, 2017
As someone who's just got there, I can say I have that exact feeling.
— Ausup (@TheAusup) September 2, 2017
Anything that knocks a few years off is fine with us…