Hey, Sorry in Selma,

I’d like to add just a word or two to Aunty’s sage advice. Four words about conversion therapy: been there, done that.

While it didn’t “cure” me of being gay, what I discovered along the way was the cause of my depression. Once I the discovered that, working through the cause — going into the basement of unresolved issues, examining them, seeing them for what they were in the light of truth, wrestling them into submission — and realizing that God loves me just the way I am, despite what others might think, say, or do. And if he can (which he does), then so can I. Shamelessly.

Always bet on yourself. Self-acceptance is a process. Stick with it.

You’re so worth it.

Author, artist, accidental activist, founder Our Human Family (http://medium.com/our-human-family). Social media: @clayrivers. Love one another.

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