Recently was informed of a story posted in the Chicago Tribune about the Student President at DePaul university and his coming out process. Anthony Alfano, this post is dedicated to your pride, courage, and inspiration! You further prove that many of us are in the same boat and that we can be proud of who we are.
The ‘Praying away of gay’, suicide attempts, feeling obligated to date girls to maybe get rid of the gay that way – whatever it may be, it’s not right and you took a stand by coming out. I don’t know if you ever felt alone the way I did before I came out to my family and then to my friends, but I do know that EVERYONE needs to know that ‘you’ are not alone.
‘We’ are a group – together we rise and together we fall. You are loved by many and that should include yourself. Never ever give up on yourselves – take it from someone who knows it gets better – or Ben, or Brad, or any of the Anthony Alfanos, the Sam Melnyks – or from those who we’ve lost.
So thank you Anthony – You’ve once again proven that We stand together and We are proud.