“Some things are more important than whether you can win. So you stand up anyway.”
Perry and Laura, Carmilla
This means so much to me, as an almost-college student who’s deathly afraid of how her parents’ might react to her coming out. Once college starts, I’m going to be my own person and be proud of who I am, no matter if I can win a religious debate with my parents or not.
I know that I can make my own choices, and that my God is bigger than human understanding, no matter what anyone else says. I have to believe in myself and stand tall, because I don’t just stand for myself; I also stand for every other LGBTQ+ college freshman who fears for their future. And even though I am just one voice, I will make sure that my story is heard.