People often ask why I speak out so often in support of trans people. One obvious answer is I have a child & spouse who are trans & I've got their back. A less obvious one is because of the people I meet - and the ones I will never be able to meet.
But it was the man who approached me as I was leaving who made the biggest impact.
He lost the love of his life because society - and her own family - didn't understand or accept her. Didn't love her like he did.
"I promise to keep fighting really hard," I said. "And never stop."
I left heartbroken and angry and even more determined than ever. Because this is needless. This should NEVER happen. And yet it does.
You are wrong.
And You. Are. Putting Lives. In. Danger.
You are loved.
Thanks for reading. Keep shining.