02/14/2014 09:36 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Open Love Letter To The Straight Men In My Life

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This letter is for the straight men in my life who loved me before I knew how to love myself, and who gently nudged, but never forced me to stand up and step out before I was ready. You were there in grade school and high school and college too. You were there after I was married and started having children and you were there so much longer than anyone would ever expect.

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