My dear lgbt+ kids,
Some people are just unnecessarily cruel.
Some people will hurt others, just for the sake of causing pain.
I can’t tell you why. Maybe they get some sort of satisfaction out of feeling “stronger” than their victims, maybe they carry some hidden pain that they take out on others. Maybe, and i prefer to believe that every person is a kind person deep down, but maybe some people are just evil.
As these people seek out “weak” targets, they often choose to attack us.
You may expect it but i’ll not end this letter with “But they can’t hurt us” because that would be a lie. It does hurt. It can be heartbreaking and painful and make you hate yourself. The pain that hateful people cause is real and i don’t want to cover it up with sweet words.
You’re allowed to feel pain, my dear. You’re human.
You’re not weak just because you’re not invincible. Strength doesn’t equal “Nothing can hurt me”.
Hate causes pain. The solution to this should not be “We need to become numb to pain”.
It’s “They need to stop hating us”.
With all my love,
Your Tumblr Mom