I'd just like to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
I'll be dividing my time between my family in Montgomery and my extended family that includes my partner Trey and my in-laws in Atlanta.
I know holidays can be a difficult time for LGBT people because we're often forced to bring half of ourselves to the table. Living our lives openly and honestly as black LGBT individuals can be quite a challenge, and although I've been out for over ten years as a single gay man, suddenly when you become partnered the dynamic amongst family changes once again.
I'm challenging myself and those of us in our community who have relatives that may be unwilling to acknowledge your whole person to spark a dialogue that will foster understanding and bring us a step closer to ending homophobia. After all home is the one place where you should experience unconditional love and acceptance.
So on behalf of Trey and I we'd like to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. Let's live out loud again on Monday.