Just Me (Ten Minute Free Write)

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“Just Me”

I sit across the table from her, this girl with the sad smile. I no longer remember how many times I have thought to talk to her, how many times fear kept me silent, yet looking at her now I know she understands. I know she has waited patiently for me all these years.

There is no pity, nor anger.

All things must come in their own time.

Though she may say things I do not wish to hear, she will never speak first. Such has never been her nature. It is I who must speak. Who must search out the answers I seek. 

It is strange to be sitting here, typing these words. I am shaking and there are tears in my eyes. There is a mixture of excitement and fear.

You see, as much as I have hidden from the world, I have also hidden from myself, from the girl in the mirror sitting across from me now. We have been, are, and always will be one. It is only now I find I have the courage to accept the truth of this.

 Now is a time which has been a lifetime in the making, A dark and dangerous journey into my heart and soul.

 

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I can close my eyes and in a breath I am returned to the first time I saw her. I’m not sure I can out into words the thoughts and emotions which tore through me, which brought me to my knees in fear and awe. It was the first time I saw me. Not some masquerade, not a pretense, nor an expectation…

Just me.

Too small. Too skinny. With wonder filled blue eyes and a heart I feared would break free from my trembling breast.

It was the first time we had stood face to face, yet I had always known her. It was the first time all the pieces came together to form a picture which was true and right.

Lady Gaga Invites Gay Man Onstage To Propose To His Boyfriend, Serenades Couple With ‘Born This Way’

Originally posted on JerBear's Queer World News, Views & More From The City Different - Santa Fe, NM:

Here’s a heartwarming story about a marriage proposal in the UK. Here’s the story, after the video, from Curtis M. Wong writing for Huffington Post Gay Voices

Lady Gaga offered her British fans a surprise treat when she invited Jay, whom she described as an “incredible friend” and a member of her “family,” onstage at her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball show to propose to his boyfriend, Shaun.

Gaga embraced the couple after the proposal, before telling the crowd, “My record label, a long time ago, they told me that my show is ‘too gay’ and I was ‘too gay’ or this was ‘too gay.'”

Just before launching into a stripped-down version of her hit “Born This Way,” she went to note, “I told them, ‘Well it’s a great thing that there are gay people all over the world!’ Real human beings with real dreams and real stories … you…

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Bono’s Sunglasses Are Not a Fashion Statement — He Has Glaucoma

Kira:

When you assume…

Originally posted on 910AM CBS Sports - Sports Radio - KRAK - High Desert - Lakers - Clippers - Angels - Chargers:

By Philip Cosores

U2 and frontman Bono have been the punchline of the music industry for a minute after they loaded their recent album Songs of Innocence in your iTunes whether you wanted it or not.

Sometimes, these jokes go after Bono’s trademark dark sunglasses, which now appears to be a foul, as the Irish singer has a legit reasons for always wearing the tinted specs.

“This is a good place to explain to people that I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years,” Bono told Graham Norton on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show (via CoS). “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.”

Though the disease can cause blindness, Bono doesn’t appear to be losing his sight any time soon, especially if he keeps wearing the shades. Still, he joked “You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will…

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Working Toward LGBT Inclusion in the Armed Forces | Human Rights Campaign

Working Toward LGBT Inclusion in the Armed Forces | Human Rights Campaign:

“In most areas of national life, the United States would never settle for ranking 40th out of 103 nations.  

According to a study by the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, however, the United States ranks 40th in LGBT inclusion in the armed forces.  Countries such as Albania, Estonia, and Cuba rank higher.  

One of the main reasons for the United States’ middling rank is the lack of an inclusive policy allowing transgender individuals to openly serve.”

(Via. HRC Blog)

Watch Italy’s Famous Singing Nun Cover ‘Like a Virgin’

Kira:

Beautiful.

Originally posted on TIME:

Italy’s famous singing nun is out with her debut single: a cover of Madonna’s hit 1984 song “Like a Virgin.”

But don’t expect Sister Cristina Scuccia, an Ursuline nun who won this year’s The Voice of Italy, to sing that she was “touched for the very first time” over the song’s original uptempo dance track. Instead, Sister Cristina, who isn’t afraid to let loose on stage despite what her occupation implies, has transformed the song into an emotional ballad, whose music video features her singing in front of various religious Italian monuments.

“Reading the text, without being influenced by previous interpretations, you discover that it is a song about the power of love to renew people [and] rescue them from their past,” Sister Cristina told Italian newspaper Avvenire.

Sister Cristina skyrocketed to fame when she belted Alicia Keys’ “No One” for her Voice of Italy audition. Her eponymous…

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