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[…] by your side no matter what

Gus Kenworthy coming out

I am gay.

Wow, it feels good to write those words. For most of my life, I’ve been afraid to embrace that truth about myself. Recently though, I’ve gotten to the point where the pain of holding onto the lie is greater than the fear of letting go, and I’m very proud to finally be letting my guard down.

My sexuality has been something I’ve struggled to come to terms with. I’ve known I was gay since I was a kid but growing up in a town of 2,000 people, a class of 48 kids and then turning pro as an athlete when I was 16, it just wasn’t something I wanted to accept. I pushed my feelings away in the hopes that it was a passing phase but the thought of being found out kept me up at night. I constantly felt anxious, depressed and even suicidal.

Looking back, it’s crazy to see how far I’ve come. For so much of my life I’ve dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all the truth. Maybe you’ve suspected that truth about me all along, or maybe it comes as a complete shock to you. Either way, it’s important for me to be open and honest with you all. Y’all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you’ll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me – the me that I’ve always really been.

I am so thankful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity and to Alyssa Roenigk for telling my story to the world. I think about the pain I put myself through by closeting myself for so much of my life and it breaks my heart. If only I knew then what I know now: that the people who love you, who really care about you, will be by your side no matter what; and, that those who aren’t accepting of you are not the people you want or need in your life anyway. 

Part of the reason that I had such a difficult time as a kid was that I didn’t know anyone in my position and didn’t have someone to look up to, who’s footsteps I could follow in. I hope to be that person for a younger generation, to model honesty and transparency and to show people that there’s nothing cooler than being yourself and embracing the things that make you unique. Head over to or click the link in my bio to read the full story and keep your eyes peeled for the November issue on newsstands soon! #outinsports#comingout#gay#beyourself#bornthisway

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Ho trovato questo post in bozza da fine 2012 e non so perché non l’abbia mai pubblicato, né ricordo se era finito così o se avrebbe dovuto esserci altro.

Per ora lo pubblico, poi si vedrà

Quando ti volti e guardi tutti i tuoi ricordi inizi a intuire quanto dev’essere stato difficile, e cominci a capire chi sono i tuoi genitori in realtà, le scelte che hanno fatto e quelle che sono state fatte da altri al posto loro, e dopo tutte le risate, le lezioni, e l’amore, comprendi che i genitori sono solo bambini diventati grandi e solo allora ti rendi conto di quanto sia difficile in realtà il mondo e quanto sei davvero grato a loro per il sacrificio che hanno fatto per amarsi, e per amarti.
Guarda indietro, e poi guarda avanti. La maggior parte dell’Europa non riconosce questa famiglia

It’s time

È online da qualche giorno, ma è già stato visto quasi 1.400.000 volte. E di queste, almeno 20 sono mie.

Si tratta di uno spot realizzato dalla fondazione GetUp! Action for Australia, che si descrive come an independent movement to build a progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy.

Non voglio spoilerare nulla, che il video è da vedere fino in fondo. È sereno, trasmette fiducia e speranza per il futuro. Ed è una di quelle campagne realizzate benissimo che qui da noi non vedremo mai.

10.16.11. nyc… (by Zachary Quinto)

when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled.  but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life – i felt indescribable despair.  i also made an it gets better video last year – in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time.  but in light of jamey’s death – it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it – is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.  our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay lesbian bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.  gay kids need to stop killing themselves because they are made to feel worthless by cruel and relentless bullying.  parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance.  we are witnessing an enormous shift of collective consciousness throughout the world.  we are at the precipice of great transformation within our culture and government.  i believe in the power of intention to change the landscape of our society – and it is my intention to live an authentic life of compassion and integrity and action.  jamey rodemeyer’s life changed mine.  and while his death only makes me wish that i had done this sooner – i am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst for change within me.  now i can only hope to serve as the same catalyst for even one other person in this world.  that – i believe – is all that we can ask of ourselves and of each other.

via Zachary Quinto