My dear lgbt+ children,
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who celebrate it! <3
Whenever I write about holidays, I send out big virtual hugs to all of you and especially to those of you who dread this day, for example because they will be surrounded by homophobic relatives, get deadnamed and misgendered, need to wear clothes that make them dysphoric or cannot spend the day with their partner.
I want to do that today, too, so please feel hugged - but I also want to tell you what I feel thankful for:
I feel thankful for all of you.
Yes, that sounds cliche but I mean it - I get so many sweet, kind messages that I don’t even get to answer each single one, I get told that I comfort, help or even save lives and I don’t know how because, honestly, you save mine.
We could complain about some problems within the (tumblr) lgbt+ community, yes, but feeling like a part a community has been nothing short of amazing for my emotional health.
Feeling connected to others, even just knowing there are people who can relate to me is beautiful.
If things get ugly with your family on this day, I hope you know that you have another family right here on this blog.
With all my love,
Your Tumblr Mom