It sucks to know that once AGAIN people in Tennessee are voting on whether it’s okay to be ME or not.
By sucks, I mean heart-breaking. It hurts me to have people rallying, strategizing, and investing themselves in legislation that perpetuates hate against me and people like me.
By sucks, I mean scary. I’m afraid for myself and my wife… and our children. When one group of human beings go to such great lengths to show that another group of human beings is so bad we mustn’t speak of the REALITY of WHO THEY ARE (not what they do or how they act… WHO THEY ARE), it makes us a target. This legislation is simply gasoline on the fire that burns in people that believe I am less than them because I’m a lesbian. This, and all legislation like it, is permission to hate.
By sucks, I mean enraging. My creator put me here to empower people and when any level of government in America moves to take power away, it pisses me off.
By sucks, I mean sad. I’ve spent several years of my life writing a book to teach young people (even straight ones) that their lives are sacred, that their lives have purpose, that even if your peers bully you, your life is important. All the while, those who’ve been elected to lead us… are telling those young people, whose sexual- and relational-orientation are unlike the others, something exactly the opposite. Make no mistake, these CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE TO KILL THEMSELVES as long as we tell them who they are is broken.