Monday, May 2, 2011

Thought for the Day, #15

"And then one day, who knows why, I got tired of making myself suffer.  I knew in my heart that my self-loathing was misguided--that what I ought to hate wasn't myself but the forces in the world that make me hate myself; the people who were so unimaginative that they couldn't see me for the sweetheart that I was.  And I knew, too, that being true to myself, loving myself, would be one of the strongest political statements I could ever make."

(From Terry Galloway, "To Me: With Love and Squalor," It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living, Dan Savage and Terry Miller, eds., p. 269.)

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