A very dear friend of mine sent me a poem tonight, asking for my opinion. I didn't even know he wrote poetry and I feel extremely blessed and honored that he would share this with me - and allow me to share it with you. I love it and I hope you will, too.
"We Are Everywhere"
We are your sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, grandfathers, cousins, aunts, and uncles. We are LGBTQ.
We are doctors, teachers, politicians, clergies, athletes, policemen/women, firefighters, neighbors, and the person beside you. We are LGBTQ.
We are American, French, British, Chinese, Russian, African, Australian, Iranian, and Filipino. We are every race. We are LGBTQ.
We had been here since the dawn of time and we will be here 'til the end of time. We are everywhere. We are LGBTQ.
-Joseph Dudley Manabat