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Response to sibelian (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2013, 03:29 PM

13. You are not alone

I am not gay, but I was very lucky to be born into a progressive home. Hate speech was never tolerated. We were taught that good character was the only quality that mattered.

Even with all this love and support from his family, my brother never came out. The hate and cruelty he faced led him to commit suicide when he was 24 and living away from his family for the first time. We only knew afterward. At his funeral. This happened 33 years ago; and I will never forget.

I have never and will never vote for a candidate who does not support the idea that every citizen in this country -- no matter what they look like or how they behave -- has the full rights everyone else in this country has.

See, it doesn't matter how many LGBT vote. Their families vote, their friends vote. And they are not alone.

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