I saw this post at HuffPost Gay Voices blog and just had to share it with you. It did several things for me: broke my heart, made me proud, made me sad that being gay has to be "a weight" carried around daily, and made me wish that I could go back in time and be as brave as this kid was when I was in high school.
Kudos to this young man for having so much courage to faith in himself to write the following:
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Gay High School Student's Coming Out Essay
Real Men. True Love. Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…” You can find him at www.rickrreed.com or www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com. Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband and their fierce Chihuahua/Shiba Inu mix.