29 June 2008

I'm riding the W Hotels float in the Gay Pride March today.

Beyond my family, the most influential people in my life, the people who have been the kindest to me, the best people I have ever known have always been gay. From my late, favorite high school teacher who, at the time, was one of the only teachers I knew who really believed in me, to the best, most honest mentor I had in freshman year of college, to my closest most trustworthy friends today -- the people who have touched my life the most are gay. I love all of them. And I've never understood why anyone, especially people I love, can be persecuted, even today, based on who they love.

See you at the march!