A letter to my LGBTQ family
We are family, separated but bonded.
Just like family, we argue amongst ourselves but we are better together. Trust me. Put aside the differences among us and we stand together stronger. Divide us and we are conquered.
We’ve come a long way but there is a long way to go. Feminism still has a long way to go and as a movement has been around a lot longer than ours. Don’t get complacent. Go to pride, stand up and be counted. Be seen. Fight for the families that don’t have the rights we have. Fight for your own families for the rights we still need.
Marry, have families, stay single, be happy. Work, sing, walk, surf, write. Do what makes you a good person. Not everyone has to stand up and be the ‘spokesgay’ but remember whoever you are someone is watching.
Come out of the closet or stay in. Live on the fringes of the spectrum or the society or be slap bang in the middle of everything. It’s up to you. You have the right to be happy.
To be human.
Find someone to talk to. We deserve that. Find an ally in the community and out.
Don’t answer questions you don’t want. Don’t be afraid of questions.
Curiosity will always win out over tact.
I love seeing you out there, even in my small community on the edge of nowhere Wales I see you. Transitioning, coming out, living, breathing.
We can be free here.
You are always welcome wherever I am.
Feel threatened and I will defend you. I will stand up to bullies you can’t. I am a stronger person than I was and I am comfortable in my bisexuality and genderfluidity. Refer questions to me. Talk to me.
Remember you are enough.
You are gay enough, bisexual enough, lesbian enough, trans enough, ace enough, genderfluid enough, agender enough, bi-gender enough, pansexual enough, queer enough.
You are good enough.