Now, a quick note for the people who disagree and really want us (the gay people) to know what you or your community or your church or your God thinks of our lives or our relationships or our love:
We’ve heard it all before. We’ve read every verse you’re about to tell us. We’ve read every article you’re about to send us. We’ve tried the therapy. We’ve prayed every prayer — twice, then 10 times over. We’ve cried more tears over this than you could ever, ever know.
We know how you feel. I want you to take comfort in that. We know exactly how you (and your god and all the angels and saints and idk apostles) feel. Trust me. I can’t say this enough. The burning desire you feel to share your opinion or pray over me or save me — you’re not the first to feel this way, and you won’t be the last. I’m sorry that you feel some uncontrollable duty to share those things with me, but we are not the sounding board for your convictions. We do not tell you how much we don’t agree with your clothing choices, your relationships, or your judgements. Please, don’t tell me how you feel about mine. We know it all. We’ve heard it all. Please, take comfort in that. Take the burden off yourselves, that you need to break the news to us.
We don’t need to hear those things, and we don’t want to hear those things. We want to be told that we’re loved. That we have a reason to live. That all that matters is that we love each other and ourselves.
See you tomorrow,