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John
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So sorry for your loss, Purple Velvet. It such a tragedy that suicide is the leading cause of death for LGBTQ youth in this country. Adolescence is hard enough, and I can only imagine what it might be like for someone who’s also dealing with sexual identity issues on top of everything else.

I’ve worked with a lot of “at-risk” teenagers over the years (some of whom were gay), and I always tried to convey to them that no matter how shitty things seemed to be “right now”… life will get better. Easier said than done, right? Most made it through, some didn’t.

When I look back over those years for myself, I sometimes think what a miracle it was that I made it. Or any of us really. That transition between being a child and an adult is such a precarious time.

So yeah, I hear ya’. Anyone in a position of influence that uses divisive rhetoric needs to be constantly reminded that, “when what they say matters, it matters what they say”, as I like to say. 😉

People are listening.

Maybe Trump will recognize this… probably he won’t. We’ll see.

Again, sorry for your loss.