You Have to Read This 12-Year-Old Boy’s Heartfelt Essay About His Sister Coming Out
Around two months ago, Juliana Gant came out to her family, including her 12-year-old brother Evan.
“Evan thought I was lying to him when I came out to him and he had a lot of questions to ask,” Juliana told BuzzFeed News.
When asked earlier this week to write an essay about a debatable topic, Evan chose the topic of gay rights.
Evan’s essay reads:
Have you ever thought about gay rights? Gay rights are important, because they are like every other person in the world. It doesn’t matter if you like the same gender, as long as you are still you.
It doesn’t matter about what people say, it’s about what you think and say. I know someone that I care for so much and they are gay. I still think of her as a friend, someone that cares for me.
My sister is still a normal person, not some alien creature. She is a human being just like all of us. I still get mad at her sometimes, but that doesn’t change the way I think of her. I love my sister how she is.
I could care less if she is gay or straight. I only care that she is my sister and I love her for who she is. Just because they like the same gender doesn’t all the sudden make them different. I love my sister for who she is.
How adorable is that?
After he wrote it, Evan shared the letter with this sister by taking a photo of it and sending it to her.
“I felt really touched,” said Juliana. “It was extremely heartwarming because he has never actually talked about it with me or told me what he thinks about it or how he feels about it.”
Juliana tweeted out the letter, and everyone on Twitter raised in ovation for the sibling duo.
My 12 year old brother wrote this about me in his 6th grade English class. I am in tears. pic.twitter.com/s2K8vmYNdD
— jules. (@juleeessssssss) March 14, 2017
We love Evan’s response and join the thunderous applause happening all over the world for him.