The Epidemic of Loneliness
Living with loneliness is one of the greatest public health crises of our time. And GBTQ men are on the front lines. I talk to so many guys in Gay Man Thriving each day who are experiencing their own private slice of the global loneliness epidemic. 😔
And it doesn’t have to be this way…
❤️❤️ALL OF US DESERVE LOVE, FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, AND COMRADERY❤️❤️
No matter who you are or how you identify. No matter your age, weight, race, or ethnicity. No matter your sexual orientation or cultural identification. No matter where you’ve been, or what you’ve done. We all qualify. We are all one.
✅ Even if (like mine) your family of origin disowned you ➡️ you have a family now with us
✅ Even if (like me) you’ve known the fear of abusive relationships ➡️ we too have known fear
✅ Even if (like me) you’ve known the heartache of painful breakups ➡️ we too have suffered
✅ Even if (like me) you’ve wondered if anybody could or would ever love you ➡️ we love you
✅ Even if (like me) you’ve sometimes been ashamed of your choices ➡️ we choose you
You are home. With us. Right here. Right now. You don’t have to change who you are to earn our love. You already have it. 😍
All you have to do is keep showing up. Keep coming back. Keep joining us. As you are. Because to us you are beautiful and enough.
So the next time you feel lonely, reach for us. Let us join you. And warm your hands by the fire of our love. 🔥