accepted occasionally

Notes are coming forward from the debate that the General Convention of The Episcopal Church is having on marriage equity.

This seemed worth sharing:

Volunteer Hannah Anderson, 17, of Northern California drew applause when she described her friend Arthur, who she met in fourth grade at diocesan summer camp. “Arthur was gay, but to us he was just another one of us. Our 10-year-old selves didn’t see him as different.”

When he was in junior high, Arthur wrote in his suicide note about how he loved camp, she said, “but he couldn’t stand being alive in a world where he could only be accepted one week a year.”

full article here.

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