can i just say, i want to make a shoutout to lgbt kids who live in homophobic homes right now. who can’t show their grief and terror, who have to keep their anger and outrage hidden; who may even have to agree with homophobic and racist family members to keep themselves safe right now. you are loved. i love you. i understand. your beliefs aren’t tainted.

even if it’s hard to see from where you are, even if it’s hard to see it in the face of this tragedy, there are people who will welcome you and accept you. there will always be sadness, suffering, and death connected to being lgbt. i don’t know if that will ever disappear. 

but please believe me when i tell you that you can find happiness. you will live and you will find love.