As announcement day draws closer; I believe it’s important for everyone to know what services are available to them.
Regardless of the outcome, this is a very emotional time for so many people.
If you or anyone you know are feeling things, anything. Please know that you don’t have to go it alone.
Speak to your family, your friends, and your abundance of loving and supporting community.
I may not identify as LGBTQI+ myself, however I do identify as an ally. I am surrounded by the most incredible people that I am so thankful to have in my life.
I see the LGBTQI+ community. I love these people. I fight for them.
The nature of my personality is positivity. Throughout this whole postal survey experience I have fought with a smile on my face and shared my support. I’ve marched in rallies chanting. I’ve danced in the YES flash mob, and grown an incredible circle of friends… family even. I don’t even considered the possibility of a “no” outcome.
Last night, the overwhelming experience of it all finally began to hit me. I lay restless in my bed with anxiety that I could not explain. I couldn’t sleep.
As announcement day draws closer emotions for so many are at an all time high. People handle these things in different ways. But however you do, you’re not alone.
Regardless of the outcome, and the hurt and pain that so many have been put through. I am thankful for the community. I have shared my support. I have met so many beautful people. My community, my family, my friends have grown tenfold. I am not only proud of, but inspired by these people. People that refuse to be anything other than who they are.
In the words of S Club 7:
“Don’t you know it’s true what they say
Things happen for a reason
But your time’s coming around
So don’t you stop tryin’”