on the privilege of being out

Browsing through email this morning, youtube sent me a weekly subscription update. YouTube’s algorithms—sometimes scary, sometimes helpful—suggested I might like to see this video. Oh and how.

The story within is Dustin Lance Black’s coming out story. But it’s not just his story–it’s all of our stories.

I sometimes forget how truly lucky I am to be in a part of the world that offers me protection from losing my job, my house or my life for being who I am. I sometimes forget that my mother and father both raised me to believe that I am whole and beautifully made. They taught me that it is my character that defines me, not labels that others would have me hang around my neck.

I am out. I am blessed. I am bisexual. I am loved. I am married (not legally, YET).
Praise be. Vote NO.