Where Love Is Illegal, Telling Our Stories Is the Best Tool We Have
With so much information right at the palm of our hands, some of which is not reliable, it’s common to feel overwhelmed, numb and lose hope that we can do something to change society. What happens in politics often borders on the absurd and dangerous, and on top of that we deal with economic stress and a lack of energy and enthusiasm to be proactive in our own lives, in our work and in our relationships. Little do we know how much it’s within our power to change — even save — the life of someone on the other side of the world.
Being visible as LGBTQ people is a privilege, and activism is an everyday thing — small, constant and visible acts, not just going out once a year or demonstrating before Congress. From holding your partner’s hand in the streets to daring to wear the clothes you want. Day after day LGBTQ people commit acts of bravery that little by little change the minds and hearts of the people around us.
And if we don’t change minds of those who see us, at least the conversation has started. They cannot ignore us, and they cannot force us to live in secrecy or anonymity. Not anymore.