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October 11th, 2006

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12:30 pm - If I can be serious for a moment ...
Today is "National Coming Out Day." I'd just like to take this opportunity to express my admiration for anyone, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or other who "comes out" to family or friends today or any other day. This society is pretty rough on anyone who doesn't conform, and GLBT folks often get hit pretty hard with that. Sometimes, tragically, the hardest hits are by friends and family and not just the random Fred Phelpsish stranger. There is so much fear and hatred, that it can often seem safer to not ask and not tell.

So today, I would just like to say this: I wish for you what we all should have by birth: acceptance and love for who you are.

You deserve it, and who you sleep with or who you're attracted to does not negate that nor matter in the least.

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Date:October 11th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you. You rock, BTW. :)

While I'm pretty open about myself here, in the real world I'm nearly the opposite. A few people know, but otherwise I avoid calling attention to it. I'm not sure why, I live in a fairly gay-friendly area, but I'm just not comfortable with being totally out. Just not confident enough, I guess.
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Date:October 11th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I don't blame you, really. It's a scary freakin' world, man. And anyway, whose business is it, you know? You need to live the way you're comfortable, and if that means not calling attention to it, then that is your right, no matter what anyone says.

Don't let anyone PUSH you out either if you're not ready. I believe in honesty, and being true to yourself, but let's face it: I don't go running down the street every day screaming "I am a heterosexual" so why should anyone else have to?

(Okay, privilege and societal conformance aside in that example.)


You're just you, no matter what, and that's what I like. :-)
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Date:October 11th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I don't go running down the street every day screaming "I am a heterosexual"

You should. You'd probably end up on the news. ;)
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Date:October 11th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
One-woman Heterosexual Pride Parade: Film at Eleven

Ummmm ... no.

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Date:October 12th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, power to the gays! And to all the lbgtqqs!

I've been watching a marathon of Coming out Stories on LOGO. Damn, that's some hard shit. My hat is really off to everyone who has come out or is even remotely considering it.

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