Since 1963 more than 176,000 children have died from gun violence in America — over three times more than all the soldiers killed in action in the Vietnam War and every external conflict since. Our children have a right to grow up in a caring and decent society that protects their right to live and learn in safety.
To all of the homophobes out there -- you were raised by the doctrines of the same hate group that birthed this massacre. You share sentiments that have resulted in death. You may not have pulled the trigger here, but your words and beliefs were his inspiration and will surely embolden others to do the same.
Even though I didn't choose it, and even though I have never, ever felt more exposed, and even though I know I'll never actually be done coming out, I am so proud to be a part of this community, a community that most certainly includes straight allies, without whom I wouldn't feel as safe and accepted.