I was bullied in middle school. And I thought I had just suffered so much because people spread rumors that I was a lesbian and stepped on my foot. Oh, no — this was academic paradise compared to my friends’ lives.
I realized that I wasn’t on a journey of discovery or realization. I wasn't searching for anyone else to love or accept me. I was searching for self acceptance. I realized that my acknowledgement and acceptance of my sexual identity does serve a purpose. Even if it wasn't something immediately visible because of my marriage.
This was the question asked, as I walked in the room of my first PFLAG meeting in eight years. Back then I was the outsider. An “enemy in the camp.” I was the leader of one of the largest “ex-gay” organizations in the US.
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Your health and wellbeing is the top priority for our PFLAG chapter. With that in mind, and based on the data and information we have received from PFLAG National, the CDC, the WHO and SCDHEC, we are suspending all in-person chapter meetings and events.