So today was pretty good.
I’ve never been on a ‘stratagy away day’ before so didn’t really know what to expect. Turns out it was a lot of brainstorming, which for anyone that knows me would be a giggle, ME with a brain(!) I am always nervous about speaking up in these kind of things, especially as I still don’t really know anyone that well, but my ideas seemed to go down ok and they even went with my idea for a tag-line so, go me!
I’ve never been part of a network where I can call the shots (ok the chairman does that not me but I at least have a say) and its kinda cool. I like being a part of something that can help other people, to know that maybe something I do could help an LGBT person be more comfortable with who they are.
I am happy with who I am; I love the fact that I’m gay and wouldn’t want to be straight for any money in the world, not matter what problems I come up against, but it didn’t always used to be that way. I know what it feels like to hate the person you are, to believe that you were born wrong, or deficient. To try and convince yourself that you can fit in, be the person they want you to be if you just deny it to yourself enough.
I hope that by helping to make my LGBT network more visible, more accessable and wide reaching, I can show people everywhere that its ok to be who you are.