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Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 44- Wise words and a connection made

I've been trying to keep this blog as chronologically accurate as possible but there is one little story I'd like to share with you guys that is kind of related to Trevor's and my situation. From time to time the LGBT Resource Center puts together this talk called Speaker's Bureau. The Director of the LGBT Resource Center, Heidi Aldes, came and spoke to us during our Outloud! meeting this past Wednesday. During this time you go through the acronym GLBTIQQA and what each of the terms mean. For those of you who might be reading this and looking at the "GLBTIQQA" and wondering if it's in another language, it's not. It stands for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, and Ally. I think this discussion should be part of curriculum in schools. It was so meaningful. Then Heidi said something really cool: "Who we are with does not define who we are." I've been posting this quote everywhere. As I said in a previous post, "Who I am hasn't changed and if someone can't deal with my sexuality and it is such a big deal that they'll stop talking to me, then it seems like they have some problems of their own to work on." Whether I'm with Kayla or Trevor or someone else, it doesn't change who I am. That quote just means so much to me.

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