Dear Queer Youth of America.
You’re witnessing history. Please pay attention to what is happening, right now, in this country, as it is happening for you. I have seen our history happen as well, and learned about what our forebears saw. I have participated in that history, and learned what they participated in, and I say to you now: This is your time to act. Never for a moment think you are alone, you have a rich history behind you. Never think you are forgotten, there are all of us who remember. Never think that you are unloved, because we love you. You are family, whether I know you or not. And family is love.
Stay strong, and act up, fight back. Be history.
originally published on facebook, 5/12/12.