This National Coming Out Day I am grateful for

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This National Coming Out Day I am grateful for

… each time I have to come out to my maternal grandma (because the mind is a tricky thing as we get older). She continues to love me each time after being slightly shocked.

This was alarming the first time, but it has been kind of sweet each time afterwards. I get to repeatedly step into who I am.

… friends who have physically and mentally hugged after a guy was mean or inconsiderate. Friends really put life into perspective.

As my friend Julia once said, “I’m completely certain that you are destined for a great love in your life! The love you give others burns big and bright and sometimes the people you give it to don’t know what to do with that, but someone will.”

… the intersectionality of my identities and the opportunity to show up in spaces uniquely as who I am. There may not be many black gay men working in PR but how lucky I am to be one of the few breaking down barriers for the ones who come after me.

There may not be many black gay men working in PR but how lucky I am to be one of the few breaking down barriers for the ones who come after me.

… a family who is supportive of who I am as a whole person.

Coming out isn’t easy, but when we open our hearts to simply love each other for who we are, progress is made with each day.

… the ability to live out loud.Many people around the world aren’t able to come out due to their mental, financial or physical safety – even in 2016. We must never take our personal ability for granted and must reach out to help others when the opportunity arises.

Many people around the world aren’t able to come out due to their mental, financial or physical safety – even in 2016. We must never take our personal ability for granted and must reach out to help others when the opportunity arises.

Happy National Coming Out Day 2016!

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*all opinions are my own.*

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One comment

  1. Donald Partington · · Reply

    Nicely said. You are having quite a year. D

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