I saw a post the other day in which a gay person said that they‚Äôd rather say they invited people in rather than that they came out.
And I liked it.
I think it‚Äôs true. Isn‚Äôt it?
If LGBTQ+ people wanted ‚Äúin‚Äù‚Ä¶ included, accepted, received‚Ä¶ then wouldn‚Äôt it be easier for them to stay in the closet?
Wouldn‚Äôt they have a better chance of being a part of the crowd if they continued concealing themselves?
Instead, when they come out, aren‚Äôt they indeed inviting others into their unique and personal stories?
Even at the risk of being rejected, marginalized, and excluded?
Aren‚Äôt they truly granting us the privilege of sharing in their lives?
Aren‚Äôt they saying, ‚ÄúWelcome to me!‚Äù?