Pride weekend was fun, emotional, and arousing. (winking emoticon)
USGA received a courage award for the 'It Gets Better' video. As they introduced us they showed the last little bit of the video. The emotions started. We were invited on stage and Nathan was given the award. Again I got emotional. The support and love from the crowd was unexpected. I looked out into the crowd and it hit me how far I've come. A year ago I was at home binging on food and television. That weekend my roommates were out of town. I had just come out, or started coming out. On that stage not only was I very much out, I was happy about it.
I have to once again thank Kendall. I'm sure he is annoyed with my praise, I borderline worship him. While I realize that he is not the only force behind the change that is occurring, it appears to me that he is the leader of it. As far as I am considered Kendall Wilcox is the Gay Mormon. Kendall has been key on making USGA what it is today through his guidance and leadership. Kendall was also a major reason Erika's plan to march in the parade was such a huge success. He is and continues to inspire people to make this world better, through his Far Between project and encouragement.
Now that I have successfully created a literary shrine for Kendall I can talk about the results. Mormons and the LGBT community are speaking with each other and abandoning talking at each other. This change in conversation is healing, brings understanding, and love. I am so grateful I get to witness this process, I have been apart of it.