and all day long my facebook status said Kristin Cruz is a straight ally and today is National Coming Out Day. I'm coming out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality because it's 2010 and only five states plus DC recognize that love, not gender, is what matters in a marriage. Donate your status and join me by clicking here: http://bit.ly/cwB4QT.
To me, this seemed like such a small way to express my support, to show that I care. But, I've recently been reminded that small gestures can make big differences and this reminder pushed me into action. See, I am trying very hard to raise three loving, accepting young men and, to do that, I have to live the life I am teaching them to embrace and my actions must follow my words. Evidently, my words have been getting through because Joey wholeheartedly supports and believes that two loving adults of any gender deserve the right to be married. I want this belief to continue. I want my children to know and understand that the qualities that make someone a good friend remain unchanged no matter who that friend chooses to love. If I expect my teachings to take root and flourish, I think I need to become a little more vocal in my support for gay rights and gay marriage.
I have a Save the Ta-Tas t-shirt to show my support for breast cancer research. I think I see one of these in my future...
With all the horrific stories we've heard lately about young people who've taken their life due to being tormented about their sexuality, it is the very least I can do.