I'm certain that some of yinz are wondering why the surge of posts about LGBTQ rights on my social media sites. This is why... since moving down here to Tampa, Florida, I've come to feel as if I'm being followed around by the people here in the south. I know that it's just an insecurity or probably my paranoia, but none the less it has come to bother me.
But then again, living here in '96 - '99 there were many times that were filled with clashes between LGBTQ and Southern Baptist and Evangelical Bible-Beaters.. On the drive down through Northern Florida there was billboard after billboard about it (Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve-type ads).
And so, I won't forget where I've come from, because frankly it's worse here now than the late 1990's, which is probably because Marriage Equality has become the law of the land and so many down here resent it tremendously.
So when you see an influx of this type of post, just remember: I will try to not become obsessed and/or bitter. I just don't want to live that way, but The Ghost and I are living this... here and now. As always, I'm here to hear everyday. Simply comment, email, or look for me on social media sites. I will be there for you. Until then, just remember that you matter, and to respect, honor, and love yourself.
Keep on keeping on,