love shows up

It's National Coming Out Day. Ben Moberg is sharing his story and shedding the anonymity he'd blogged under until this point, which is pretty freakin' bold.

Another friend, Kate Jones, had these words that I wanted to share, too:

If someone comes out to you and you do not affirm their gayness, please refrain from expressing that judgement. Those words will leave the worst scars. Try these words instead: "Thank you for being honest with me. I love you."

Vulnerability and honesty are gifts to honor. Love shows up, incarnate in what we do.

The stakes are too high to extend anything less.

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