Dear Bishop, I wear a rainbow pin...

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    Dec 01, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    Touching, and brave person.



    I'm not a religious person, but she truly understands what being a "Christian" means.
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    Dec 01, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Very touching and uplifting. Thanks for the thread............Keithicon_cool.gif

    Since coming out I wear a rainbow ring on my right index. It is just a personal move, but hopefully opens a door or two for others......kicon_cool.gif
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    vetteset saidVery touching and uplifting. Thanks for the thread............Keithicon_cool.gif

    Since coming out I wear a rainbow ring on my right index. It is just a personal move, but hopefully opens a door or two for others......kicon_cool.gif

    May I please relate this story here again?

    One day I was running late for college class, and blindly grabbed whatever shirt I could find. In class I took off my winter jacket, but never glanced down at my shirt.

    After class in the hallway a fellow student approached me. She thanked me for being out. Out??? I didn't understand.

    She pointed to my shirt, and I realized it was rainbow-embroidered with "Houston Gay Mens Chorus." And she said she was lesbian, a new transfer student on that small campus, and she felt alone and isolated. She was grateful for my courage, to know other gays were there, too. I almost cried.

    I told here there was a gay faculty member who was a kind of unofficial liaison for gay students, since no recognized gay student organization was permitted to exist. She thanked me for telling her how to contact him.

    After that incident I started wearing more gay logo stuff, and put it on my car & motorcycle, something I'd never done before. Not to flaunt my gayness to straights, as some would accuse me, but as a sign to fearful & closeted gays that they're not alone, and some of us aren't afraid to reveal ourselves. If gay crap on my car is a hand of support & encouragement to closeted gays, then I'll risk a keying or a broken window, that's happened to my gay friends.
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    Fucking awesome!
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    Dec 01, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    This is one pissed off lady! I am talking to her now! She's awesome!
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    Dec 01, 2010 2:00 AM GMT
    I love her.
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    Dec 01, 2010 2:03 AM GMT
    http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/down-and-out/Content?oid=2013966

    This is her calling! Read what her and her husband do now!
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    vetteset saidVery touching and uplifting. Thanks for the thread............Keithicon_cool.gif

    Since coming out I wear a rainbow ring on my right index. It is just a personal move, but hopefully opens a door or two for others......kicon_cool.gif

    May I please relate this story here again?

    One day I was running late for college class, and blindly grabbed whatever shirt I could find. In class I took off my winter jacket, but never glanced down at my shirt.

    After class in the hallway a fellow student approached me. She thanked me for being out. Out??? I didn't understand.

    She pointed to my shirt, and I realized it was rainbow-embroidered with "Houston Gay Mens Chorus." And she said she was lesbian, a new transfer student on that small campus, and she felt alone and isolated. She was grateful for my courage, to know other gays were there, too. I almost cried.

    I told here there was a gay faculty member who was a kind of unofficial liaison for gay students, since no recognized gay student organization was permitted to exist. She thanked me for telling her how to contact him.

    After that incident I started wearing more gay logo stuff, and put it on my car & motorcycle, something I'd never done before. Not to flaunt my gayness to straights, as some would accuse me, but as a sign to fearful & closeted gays that they're not alone, and some of us aren't afraid to reveal ourselves. If gay crap on my car is a hand of support & encouragement to closeted gays, then I'll risk a keying or a broken window, that's happened to my gay friends.


    Very related story, thanks for sharing.
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    Go Grandma!!!
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    What a great thing to post. Thanks, Matty.

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    Dec 01, 2010 3:56 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    vetteset saidVery touching and uplifting. Thanks for the thread............Keithicon_cool.gif

    Since coming out I wear a rainbow ring on my right index. It is just a personal move, but hopefully opens a door or two for others......kicon_cool.gif

    May I please relate this story here again?

    One day I was running late for college class, and blindly grabbed whatever shirt I could find. In class I took off my winter jacket, but never glanced down at my shirt.

    After class in the hallway a fellow student approached me. She thanked me for being out. Out??? I didn't understand.

    She pointed to my shirt, and I realized it was rainbow-embroidered with "Houston Gay Mens Chorus." And she said she was lesbian, a new transfer student on that small campus, and she felt alone and isolated. She was grateful for my courage, to know other gays were there, too. I almost cried.

    I told here there was a gay faculty member who was a kind of unofficial liaison for gay students, since no recognized gay student organization was permitted to exist. She thanked me for telling her how to contact him.

    After that incident I started wearing more gay logo stuff, and put it on my car & motorcycle, something I'd never done before. Not to flaunt my gayness to straights, as some would accuse me, but as a sign to fearful & closeted gays that they're not alone, and some of us aren't afraid to reveal ourselves. If gay crap on my car is a hand of support & encouragement to closeted gays, then I'll risk a keying or a broken window, that's happened to my gay friends.


    Love your stories. As soon as you write your memories, I'll buy them
  • shoelessj

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    Dec 01, 2010 5:59 AM GMT
    beautiful. god bless her.
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    Dec 01, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    I like her
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    Dec 01, 2010 9:54 AM GMT
    Incredibly wonderful!
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    Dec 01, 2010 11:24 AM GMT
    101matty said
    I'm not a religious person, but she truly understands what being a "Christian" means.



    She is actually demonstrating how a Christian, Catholic or whatever should act. Helping, Sharing, praying for .. etc...
    Gay or not we should be open to other people. You know that whole Love the sinner, hate the sin... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 01, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    mynyun said
    101matty said
    I'm not a religious person, but she truly understands what being a "Christian" means.



    She is actually demonstrating how a Christian, Catholic or whatever should act. Helping, Sharing, praying for .. etc...
    Gay or not we should be open to other people. You know that whole Love the sinner, hate the sin... icon_rolleyes.gif


    Very true, those are a better choice of words.