In the 1980s ACT UP coined the phrase, "Silence = Death" to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic. ✊
In the 12 Steps we say, "You're only as sick as your secrets" to remind ourselves that real healing only comes from vulnerability and togetherness. ❤️
🔥🔥As we all know, today in the US is National Coming Out Day. 🔥🔥
This is our holiday. Our chance to be ourselves. Truly. And without reservation. To step out of the shadows. Be who we were born to be.
We are all of us swimming in a sea of straight culture. And some days it can feel like we're drowning in it. And that's why our visibility is so important.
By comparison there are precious few of us, so it is critical we all stand up and be counted. Make our voices heard. Fight for our rights. 💪💪💪
Just like our ancestors did. So that future GBTQ men don't have to struggle quite as much. Don't have to feel quite so alone.
I know it's scary. I know there are real risks involved. But I also know you can do this. In fact you were born to!