In my younger years I had a severe case of homophobia. Homophobia is defined as a dislike of or prejudice against gay people. I imagine this had to do with my own environment and not finding my own way or voice yet.

One day, I’m not sure how old I was when it happened, I asked myself why I felt that way toward gay people. The conclusion I came to was there was no reason. It wasn’t always easy to change how I reacted and responded to gay people. I didn’t know very many people who were attracted to the same sex but the topic would come up in conversation with the adults who surrounded me. I was determined to be the change that I wanted to see.

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