Queer individuals experience a reality that is much different than the world that heterosexual cisgender individuals experience. Having an identity that defies the norm means existing in and interacting with the world in an incredibly different way than our counterparts. Being queer is an identity, but it is also a statement. We filter life and build it in ways that give us comfort, solidarity, and progress. We actively seek out safe spaces, look for solace in friends that are like us, and we do the most radical thing of all: we exist.