A Letter to My Brother
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I doubt he'll ever see this but this is more for me than anything else.

A Letter to My Brother

Dear Jonhy,

Jonhy if your reading this I guess that means its time for you to know.

This is really important, and I need you to know because I want you in my life and I can't keep lying to you like this anymore.

You might not understand it or like it, but I'm not expecting you to right now. But please just try and get that this is who I am.

And no matter how much you don't like it, I can't change it, and I'm done hiding it. Don't worry I still like boys...I just want to be one. Jonhy I'm trans...

Please don't ask how I know. I just do.I've always been different and you of all people should know that.

But there was always a part of me that knew it was something more than just...different.

Please don't be mad!

And I know your religion looks down on people like me. A lot of people do.

But for heaven's sake, I'm still your little sibling. So if you hate me because of your religion then I hope you know your religion is just as good for as not going to church at all.

When you preach hate at a sermon you're not doing Gods work, your just fighting against it.

God taught love, and that we should love everyone. Who cares if they're gay! Who cares if I'm gay!

Jonhy I'm still going to church, I still know the Bible, and I would love to keep being Christian.

But in case you haven't realized you can't pick and choose what you like about religion.

And religion is something I've been taught.

Who people are isn't something they can be taught its something that's embedded in their DNA.

Something that no matter how hard they try and cover up their stripes they'll always be the same person underneath.

If God truly loves all of his children why would that change just because of someone being trans or gay?

And if your truly my brother than your gonna love me whether you like who I am or not.

But never say you don't love me because with all the things you've done and said I never said that I didn't love you. Did I not like your actions? Of course.

But we're family and family doesn't just give up on one another.

Jonhy I've cried all the tears I can cry for you.

And coming out has been by far the hardest thing I've ever done.

Not knowing if the people I love are going to accept me or not is absolutely horrifying.

Not mention the fact, Im now always going to be on even footing from other people.

Were more likely to be victims of a hate crime. Were more likely to be denied jobs if we choose to be open with our employers. The list never ends.

It's gotten so bad that there are some people who would rather die than tell people they're gay!

And for a while, I was one of those people.

But you don't know what that feels like. You're normal. I would kill to be normal.

But I'm not and there's no point in pretending.

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