the baggy trousered misanthropist

missives issued from the lair


This kid is nineteen years old. He’s competed at the highest level at his chosen sport while gaining an education and coping with the death of his father from cancer. And yet the first question that springs to some people’s minds when he announces, in a very mature, understated way, that he is in a relationship with a man is “What would your Dad say?” 

Personally, I doubt his Dad would say anything. He’d be too busy bursting with pride, in the same way he did when he watched the son he raised so beautifully compete.

If we all tried to understand that, even for a second, imagine how many young lives might be different.

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