I heard a beautiful story during this Gay Pride month, of a young gay man afraid to come out to his traditional, ethnic and religious family. But he did.
At first, his family was shocked and confused, although truth be told, they probably had considered that he was gay. But he stood firm and proud, hoping one day he’d find acceptance, but in the meantime, living his life. His gay life.
And on the day the Supreme Court affirmed the legality of gay marriage, his mother posted a congratulatory message on her social media. She embraces her son today for exactly who he is: a strong, proud young gay man.
My heart goes out to all the young gay people who are afraid to say who they are out loud to their families. This young man’s story shows that happy endings may take a while, but are not impossible.
It is hard to hide who you are, to pretend every day of your life. A tough road. It’s my hope that very soon, no young person will feel they have to do this. That no person will feel shame or fear around their sexual orientation.
The Supreme Court decision is one more nail in the coffin of discrimination and bias, and one more forward step for gay rights and equality.
There’s so much wrong with our country that it’s nice to be able to celebrate something that’s right.
Let the young people on this video tell the rest of this post for me.