Video Blog. You’re FUCKING AWESOME!

I was wishing a friend of mine happy birthday yesterday. He has just turned 18 and upon wishing him happy birthday I told him he was allowed to enjoy a 4 night bender because making it to 18 was an achievement. His response was, “really?”

I didn’t say it at the time, but I really do mean it… really!

At a time when GLBTI youth all around the world are taking their own lives, where Gay people are imprisoned or murdered just for being who they are, and when we are constantly bombarded in the media by ignorant, bigoted hateful people the fact that you made it to 18 is why you are FUCKING AWESOME!

If you’re a Gay kid getting bullied and still getting up in the morning and going to school, and sticking it out, that takes COURAGE and balls the size of watermelons. It shows STRENGTH of character and belief in who you are is why you are FUCKING AWESOME!

If you’re a Gay kid living in a community that doesn’t respect you, surrounded by haters, who gets up every morning… That takes LOVE, love for yourself and being able to do that makes you FUCKING AWESOME!

If you’re a Gay kid who can get up everyday and say to the world, I am what I am and if you don’t like it I don’t care, that takes PRIDE and that is why you are FUCKING AWESOME!

If you’re a Gay kid getting up everyday and doing what you love and living well then that is an act of DEFIANCE towards all those people who say your not worth anything. But you are not worthless, you give them the middle finger everyday is why you are FUCKING AWESOME!

You deserve a ticket tape parade for your courage, determination, belief, love, pride and strength. You might not have even noticed them but they are there. You have had good times and bad, highs and lows and despite the best efforts of so many haters you are still here. You deserve today and any day to feel just a little bit proud of your achievement.

YOU ARE FUCKING AWESOME,

YOU WERE BORN FUCKING AWESOME,

AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE FUCKING AWESOME!

AND THAT’S…

 

PRETTY FUCKING AWESOME!

  • FanofShannon

    Well said Shannon

  • Sydney

    Amazing words. I wish you were the Prime Minister of Oz!!!