And even though it has taken some explaining and education for my family to accept me as I am, they let me explain and educate...and I know a lot of people don't even have that option. I thank god every day for giving me a family that accepted me instead of cutting all ties with me. I'm lucky, and I know it.
So...here's to ten more years of me being myself! I hope that more people are given the chance to be themselves! We have recently made a massive step forward in that department with the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell...but there are miles and miles to go before the equality fight can end.