Heart beating too fast, blood moving too slow.
A shake in your voice, tears welling in your eyes,
Fear, embarrassment, shame.
Pain crystallizing into courage, resolve, strength.
Three words spoken. Floating heavily in the space between two worlds. Two people.
Relieved, a weight lifted, your soul unburdened,
A future filled with hope,
Hope for love and acceptance.
I am Gay. I am Bisexual. I am Trans. I am Queer. I am ME.
In celebration of National Coming Out Day this Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Revry Original docu–series Room to Grow chronicles the lives of LGBTQ+ teens and their families from across North America as they navigate the pitfalls of coming out and seek acceptance among their community.
Founded in 1988, National Coming Out Day encouragesgay men and women to stop living in the shadows, andcome out to family and friends. To live their lives in openness and honesty, and lead a visible life as a way to combat homophobia and discrimination. It’s harder to hate someone you know and love.
We all have our coming out stories. Some have had it easy while others have suffered extraordinarily. Some enjoy strong support while others struggle every day for acceptance. The one thing we all have in common is bravery. The courage to stand up and say this is who I am to those we love the most. Room to Grow highlights howcourage resides in all of us and can often come from the unlikeliest of sources.
For Savannah, a 13-yr-old girl living in Utah and a member of the Mormon faith, there was never another option. It is who she is, and God loves her just the way he made her.Savannah’s story, featured in episode 1 of the Room to Grow series, documents the bravery and fortitude she had to stand in front of her church leaders and recite a testimony preaching love and acceptance of herself and others. She is a voice that won’t be silenced and an inspiration for those wrestling with their own fears of coming out.
Live out loud. Come out. Be seen and be heard. Happy National Coming Out Day!
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