Sometimes the world can seem a dark place. We look around and miss all that is good and fun, we hear the harsh words and cruel jibes, but fail to notice the smiles and gentle touches of others.
On Sunday my brother’s sky was grey, and he was sickened and weary listening to so many comment and judge his life. Unable to remain silent any longer he wrote a letter. He needed his voice to be heard, to try to express to those who don’t understand, that love for him is no different than love for anyone who is not gay. I was only too happy to publish it.
From the moment it was published the sun began to shine for him.
Tonight my brother would like me to say thank you. To so many of you who took the time to read his words, and to those who tweeted about it or liked and shared it on facebook. The response has been enormous, and has gone a long way to reassuring him that there are very large numbers who wish him every happiness in his relationship, and believe what he has is no different to what heterosexual couples experience. He was amazed by the response, and especially thankful for the many kind comments he read here.
I too would like to add my thanks to you all, but unlike my brother I am not surprised by the reception he received, for I know how supportive and wonderful you all are, and as always you didn’t let me down.
Go raibh míle, míle maith agaibh.
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