The 6th edition of Stonewall awards, rewarding people who encourage, inspire or do the most for gays, lesbians and bisexual in the year, has took place. Without much surprise, Melanie Philips was elected the bigot of the year and the award for the hero of the year was received by Roger Crouch.
Throughout my struggle with my identity, whether it be with my sexuality or my gender identity, my mom has always stood by me. No matter how I have felt or how distraught I have been, she has always reassured me. I know it is hard for her. I know she is scared that I will be hurt physically, and she wants to protect me from whatever pain I might go through. It means so much to me to know I have that support in place when most people are not as lucky. So many of my friends have had bad experiences with their parents when it comes to accepting them as LGBTQ. After meeting a friend of mine the other night and hearing her story, my mom wrote this open letter to parents: