Every year, I post on this day, National Coming Out Day, to send love and support to my dear friends who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered. It takes a great deal of courage to be who you are in this world; it takes a great deal more courage to be yourself when so many in society respond with hate and bigotry.
So to my friends out there who are gay, lesbian, bi, transgendered, I salute you. I salute your determination to be who you are. I salute your courage in living openly and bravely in a world that all too often tries to deny you your civil rights and your very humanity. I love you and stand with you.
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This little bi girl loves you back! Thanks Carol!
What a rational, well stated message this priest makes. Freedom of conscience is exactly what our faiths encourage. I honor those GLBT people among us with respect for knowing you are entitled to the same rights as every other human.
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