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🏳️‍🌈#LGBTVoices Celebrates🏳️‍🌈

Today: Homeless LGBT youth

In this thread, I’m going to do something a little different. I’m going to share a couple of personal stories on LGBT youth, followed by resources for LGBT youth facing homelessness/are homeless

Jack’s story from #NationalComingOutDay 2018—

Jack had a life altering impact on me. As an ally, it wasn’t even a hesitation to NOT take him in.
Jack didn’t have a support system & would’ve been homeless w/out help for coming out to his mother.
I am happy to report that Jack’s story had a good outcome. Jack has moved to another state into his accepting father’s home. He is in college and currently pursuing his passion in architecture.
I’m proud to this amazing kid’s surrogate, bonus mom.

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I was going to write up my coming out story for #NationalComingOutDay, but then I thought... wow, this story is really irrelevant now, isn't it? (thread inc)
By irrelevant I mean... well, when I was growing up, there were no examples of gay anything I could look to. Did you know that Liberace and even Boy George were initially thought to be straight? Eccentric, sure, but straight. Being gay was simply... 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑎𝑛𝑡.
I remember a TV special called "An Early Frost" that came on TV when I was a teenager. It was about AIDS. Everything that I first heard that related to gayness which wasn't about 𝑠𝑒𝑥 was about AIDS. Gay sex meant death, and to many... we deserved it.
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Before midnight, I just wanted to remind everyone that I am a gay man who identifies at times and moments as queer. I am so grateful to all of those who came before and are still working today to make my life possible — and better. Thanks. #NationalComingOutDay
I have been blessed to have a supportive family and so many loving friends — yet I still know I went through a lot to get here. (And will still go through plenty more.) Take your time. Learn who you are. Find people who cherish the best parts of you. Keep them close.
As proud as NCOD makes me, the end of the day leads to a sinking in my heart, as I remember that it was overnight after Oct. 11, in the early hours of Oct. 12, that Matthew Shepard died in 1998.
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A lot of you know I’m a fierce ally to my LGBTQ friends & community.

I’ve been offline today because I had both a heartbreaking and life altering experience I want to share about someone near & dear to me who came out today.

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Today, I received a frantic call from a family member from out of town who told me one of his best friends who lives in my town had been kicked out of his house. “What? Why?” I asked. “He came out to his mom. She kicked him out, he has no where to go…”

“…He doesn’t know what he’s going to do. It was really bad. She wants nothing to do with him ever again…”

“Tell him to call me,” I said. “Tell him to come over here. He can stay as long as he needs to.”

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It's #NationalComingOutDay, I've had the flag colors in my icon for awhile, but yeah, I'm bi. I have a lot of imposter syndrome about it because I'm monogamous and married to a man, but I'm still bi.
It's been hard to sort out over the years because with women, do I like how they look because I want to look that way? Do I like how they look because I want to draw them? Or is it because I want to smooch them? Interacting and overlapping.
But like, my attraction to men (and of course other genders) is like that as well. Sometimes someone is attractive and it just means I want to look at them or make art of them. I am very visual and that only sometimes has to do with who I want to smooch.
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A reminder on #NationalComingOutDay that only one country in the entirety of the Middle East supports, defends and celebrates freedom of choice:

As a contrast to their equal rights in #Israel, here is how #gay men are treated in #Iran.
Sodomy is punishable by death in #SaudiArabia.
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On #NationalComingOutDay I wish I could tell the 16 year old me that she'll survive.

I had been expelled from my all girls high school for being a #lesbian.
I had been put in a psychiatric ward for #conversiontherapy.
I had been separated from my gf.
I don't want other #LGBT teens to experience what I did--the self-doubt, suicidality, cutting, anorexia--the many forms of self-harm that we learn/teach ourselves as ways to cope with lives that feel fraught, to take control we don't have.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
Knowledge is power.
Embrace who you are--there is so much strength in that.
Don't let other people define you.
Don't let other people claim you aren't "really" who you know yourself to be.
#NationalComingOutDay ❤️💜💙💚🧡💛🖤
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Mike Kalny, a Republican who held the elected position of precinct committeeman, sent this to Johnson County Democratic Women’s north chapter president, Anne Pritchett.

Kansas Republican vows to send 'lesbian Indian' Democrat back 'to the reservation'…
When he said, "kickboxing lesbian Indian back to the reservation", he was talking about @sharicedavids, who is poised to be the first Native American woman our country has ever sent to Congress.

And of course, Kalny looks like this. Here's his FB BTW.
.@sharicedavids couldn't care less what some backwater shithead says about her.

She could use your support to show the GOP that a "lesbian Indian" can win in Kansas


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so much love to all my fellow queer folks who struggle with this daily. #NationalComingOutDay
"coming out" is a terrible phrase, as is the idea that you come out on one day. coming out is a long process that happens over & over.
understanding your own sexuality & queerness takes so long. & then ur expected to explain it to everyone you meet in the world.
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THREAD: as a gender nonconforming trans femme, every day is #NationalComingOutDay for me. Even in queer spaces, I must assert that I exist.
I come out multiple times every day. Every time a reporter misgenders me and I have to decide whether to correct them now email them later
Every time someone refers to me as "Dad" in front of my kid, & I have to decide whether its safe to correct them (often my kid just does it)
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Just to put things in reference... it was 5 years ago today that I came out publicly as trans and everything changed. #NationalComingOutDay
Love to folks who can live openly as who they are, all those yearning too and all those who may never get a chance to. #NationalComingOutDay
I spoke at Hofstra University last night & a young trans girl thanked me for being the only other trans woman on campus for those few hours.
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I came out when I was 14 at comprehensive school. It was 1991. People say ‘that’s young’ but I say something else. 1/ #NationalComingOutDay
2/ It was old. 14 years too old. I did not choose the closet. No one does. It grows around you. It’s formed by our gay-shaming culture.
3/ And it suffocates. At the time, I was gasping for air, I’d known for 2 years I was gay – a long time at that age.
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It seems appropriate for me to tweet a few words as #WorldMentaHealthDay flips over to #NationalComingOutDay, given me experience with both.
Follow along, or catch me in the morning. ❤️💛💚💙💜
For the longest time, I think I was embarrassed talking about my mental health issues not only bc of mental health stigma — but also b/c ...
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