A note from Brian H.:
Dear Mr. President -
I don’t know that you will see this response, yet I hope you will.
I can’t begin to tell you what it means to me to hear these words come from my President. I never dared to hope that the leader of my country would ever affirm aloud what I must re-affirm daily in the face of increasingly shrill and pointedly hateful opposition.
Thank you for saying out loud words that you support our lives and loves. Thank you for saying out loud words that convey the value of our families. Thank you for saying out loud words that unequivocally affirm us, support us, nourish us, validate us.
Thank you for saying out loud, from the position of national leadership, words that need to be said, heard and instructive to those who punish us for being who we are, loving who we love, and desiring to define, defend and provide for OUR families, just like everyone else.
Thank you, Mr. President, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.