Wednesday, October 27, 2010

FGCU's Pride Day: BE YOU!

The event we had on campus today was hands down my favorite event at FGCU.  The event was called "FGCU's Pride Day: Be You" and it was about celebrating being who you are.  It also promoted equality and shed light on many LGBTQA issues that young people face today.

Three incredible speakers were brought to campus: Davis Mallory from Real World: Denver, Rachel Robinson from Road Rules: Campus Crawl & the winner of the Duel 2, and Isis King who was the first transgendered contestant on America's Next Top Model (she was a contestant in cycle 11 but was a background model in cycle 10).

Last semester, Rachel Robinson came to campus and I left feel inspired.  I felt inspired to get more involved in the LGBTQA community.  But mainly, I felt inspired to come out and be myself.

I never got the chance to do that.

But today I got to hear and meet three inspiring individuals tell their stories.  Each of them had a different story, but they were all compelling and left me with the same message: don't be afraid to be who you are.

It's easy to hide behind a computer screen, and I know that.  But hopefully this is the first step in me coming back out.  I was "out" all throughout middle school and high school.  Everyone knew and it felt good.  It's not that I've been keeping it a secret, but rather that I haven't found the right time.  The right time is now.

I'm bisexual.  
Love is love.

My favorite cast member from Real World: Denver,
Davis Mallory :)

1 comment:

  1. you are SO BRAVE, x. and i don't think any different of you, bc its not a big deal!!! love you, LICO!!!

    Ashley :)