I was out and about paying a few bills today, and when I was in the customer service line at our local grocery store, I saw a woman behind the counter wearing a rainbow pin that said “love will always win,” and a little pin next to it listing her pronouns as “She/They” and I just wanted to cry.
I wanted to cry because sometimes I don’t realize just how much pressure there truly is pushing down on us, and I live in a place that isn’t friendly towards us in the LGBTQIA+ community.
She had such courage to wear that, and to be out in public wearing it. So when I got home, I took a few minutes to myself and just let the tears fall. We deserve so much better than this, all of us.