Visibility is key to equality.
The more that individuals, couples, and families show that
they are proud to be gay, the easier it is for others to be
happy about it.
We are both very lucky to have loving and level minded family
and friends. We recently had a commitment ceremony and reception
in downtown Milwaukee and were surrounded by over 100 family
and friends who love us and know we are good people.
Unfortunately, we know gay people who are too scared to tell
their families who they really are or have been banished from
their families when they do come out.
Coming out to family and friends is an important step. You
find out who loves you unconditionally and who is fearful because
Ask your gay neighbors about their lives, their weekend, their
We are lucky to be surrounded by family and friends who support
us. We are also fortunate that Erin's company offers domestic