I don't know if anybody who knows me and reads this blog will be upset at this revelation. Frankly, I don't really care. Anyone worth having in my life will respect my feelings on this, and anyone close to me will almost certainly feel the same way.
Why is this so important to me to go on the record when I don't have a dog in this fight?
- I'm a patriot who believes in the constitutional right to equality for all Americans
- I am pro-love
- I respect and admire the bravery and courage of those who have to fight each and every day to be treated with decency and respect instead of prejudice and hate
- I ache for anyone who has been bullied, injured, cast out, rejected, and mistreated just for being who they are
- I couldn't live with myself if I were any other way
I think it's important to continue speaking out as long as discrimination takes place around me. You can't think that it won't affect you just because you're white, straight, Christian, etc... the truth is that as long as we as a community tolerate hatred and bigotry from anybody, we allow our humanity to be diminished.
As humans, we must not allow that to happen.
I won't allow it to happen.