I have to give a BIG shout out to MJ this week (and no, I'm not just sucking up to you for writing something nice about me on the blog. I promise. You already love me, so I don't need to suck up to you). :)
Many of you have probably read MJ's blog posts and know his story. (Check out his list of posts on the tab with his name at the top of this page if you want to read more). I have loved watching him discover himself and come to terms with god/family/sexuality/self. Coming out to his mother wasn't (and still isn't) easy, but he continues to move forward, following his heart.
The reason I want to highlight MJ this week is because he is hosting a brilliant series on relationships of all kinds on his personal blog. So far this week I have read beautiful stories by people from all sorts of different backgrounds. A mother defending her gay son's right to love. A lesbian couple's journey to starting a family. A gay man's coming to terms with god and self. You can read those stories here.
MJ continues to impress me. In the midst of lots of personal turmoil surrounding coming out, he is still a huge force for good, a loud and strong voice of truth, and an advocate of love. Take some time, read his beautiful blog, and support a great cause.
Thank you, MJ, for being you (the real you), for creating a place where people can share thoughts and opinions, and for allowing us to get glimpses of your amazing soul through the stories you share here. You are one of the most beautiful people I know.
I love you, MJ!