What’s up 1D stans! It’s me, @HarrysNipples24, in the ripe year of 2021. Can you believe One Direction is almost 11 years old now? Time flies, especially when they’re on that hiatus…it is a hiatus, right?
Anywho, I just thought I’d pop back onto the interwebs to wish all my fellow Directioners a Happy Pride Month! I’ve always been a #ally to the queer community. Back in 2013, I had a Larry Stylinson fanfiction reach over one million reads, so I am basically one step below Harvey Milk on the LGBTQIA+ icon rankings.
Oh, you don’t know what Larry Stylinson is? That’s crazy…I thought you said you were a fan of One Direction…I must have misheard you.
Larry Stylinson is the ship name for Harry Styles and his fellow 1D band member, Louis Tomlinson. Yeah, they were TOTES into each other for like the entirety of their time in the band together. A few times, they hugged. Other times, they looked at each other. Once, they called each other “a sincere friend.” All telltale signs of them being raging homosexuals. Also, Harry had long hair and Louis was a tenor. Need I say more? Yeah, I didn’t think so. I watched Glee; I know what it all means.
My fan fiction was about Harry absolutely railing Louis. I didn’t know anything about gay sex or even not-gay sex because I was a twelve-year-old with an iPad Mini, but I took some bold guesses. I’m pretty sure the penises smooch, so there’s a lot of that. Also, there’s a lot of staring directly into each other’s eyes or “green orbs” as I liked to call them.
That was back in 2013! The Supreme Court hadn’t even made gay marriage legal nationwide yet. Look how far we have come. Sometimes, I like to think that one of the Justices read my fanfiction and said, “Hey, gay is pretty okay!” and then they slapped the button to legalize gay marriage. I think Sonia Sotomayor would have really vibed with my prose about Harry and Louis sharing a hotel room that accidentally only had one bed.
It’s supes hard being an icon, role model, and straight-up-hero of the LGBTQIA+ community, but someone has to do it. So, happy Pride, y’all! Here’s hoping that Harry and Louis spent this month absolutely spitting in each other’s mouths.