If you are a gay, bisexual, lesbian, trans*, queer, etc. person, I’m here to tell you, I’ve got your back.
I’m ok with you having sex with whomever you (consensually and safely) want to have sex with.
I’m here to say that you have worth, no matter what your gender identity or presentation.
Today is National Coming Out Day.
It’s kind of like New Years Day for the LGBTQ community.
It’s a day when people make drastic, positive changes in their lives, changes they could make any other day but for some reason this day was given the societal go ahead to be the day of change.
If you don’t know already, I’m about as queer as they get.
Some of my family members took work, but most of them didn’t care if I was gay or straight as long as I’d stop pretending I had homework and help with the damn dishes.
Not all queer people are as lucky as I am.
It is estimated that only 10% of the population identifies as LGBTQ, yet 40-60% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ.
That means LGBTQ kids are being thrown out of their homes way too often.
That means that we need to give people coming out a safe place to go.
I can’t offer everyone my home, but I can offer my little space on the Internet as a safe haven for those seeking community, whether gay, straight, queer, fag, dyke, kinky, vanilla, genderqueer, trans*, femme, butch, twink, bear, whatever your skin color or ethnicity, whatever your size or ability, whatever way you want to have sex, whatever your gender or presentation.
You have a friend, colleague, companion, supporter and advocate in me. Wherever you are, I am here to help with resources or a kind word of support.
I know what it’s like to come out in a small town. I know what it’s like to be out in a big city. I know what it’s like to live an out and proud life.
It’s hard. Even now.
But community makes it all easier. Community keeps me going.
And if you can’t, if you’re not yet ready for that step, don’t worry, we’ve still got your back. Whether out, closeted or somewhere in between, you are supported.
You are accepted.
You are not judged.