Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy NCOD!

:: Because telling the truth is important.

:: Because bringing change into the world only happens when people really talk. And listen.

:: Because harassment and hate can only flourish under the cover of darkness.

:: Because light chases away fear.

:: Because I am one little light alone, but together we are a twinkling city of hope.

:: Because, no matter how hard it seems when you're 16, It Gets Better. Trust me.

:: Because it's 2010 and you can still be fired from your job in 29 states for being lesbian, gay or bisexual.

:: Because it's 2010 and only five states plus DC recognize that love, not gender, is what matters in a marriage.

:: Because it's 2010 and more than 14,000 servicemembers have been discharged from the military under the failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

For all these reasons and many more – It's National Coming Out Day. My story is no different than most. But my story counts too.

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