(This is a postcard sent to Postsecret, where people anonymously mail their secrets for all to see.)
I wish I knew more gay people. I can imagine myself creating this same postcard and mailing it to Postsecret. I mean, I can identify with it, at least once upon a time. Now, I’m happy I have a handful of gay friends, and some not-so-gay friends who I know me as a gay man. It is liberating.
I can only feel for those who know they are gay and yet cannot muster the strength to go against the grain and express themselves. And I do not even mean expressing themselves flamboyantly. I am so much for authenticity, and if your flavor of gayness is not that of the flamboyant kind, then so be it. It’s the very reason why the gay symbol is that of a rainbow. It encompasses the whole spectrum of visible colors, from ROY to G to BIV.
May we all be strong enough to be ourselves — and only then can we really be the best we can be — for ourselves first, and yet more specially, for others.
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