Free spirit: After experiencing years of homophobic prejudice, Peterson Toscano calls for solidarity

‘What have you learned from your oppression?’

‘I needed wise, loving, and thoughtful friends to help deliver me from the grave clothes of fear, shame, and lies.’ | Photo: by Karollyne Videira Hubert on Unsplash

I am not aware of all of the dynamics in the UK, but here in the USA, many of us who are gay, lesbian, and bisexual feel threatened by political powers that seek to strip us of our hard-earned rights. The feeling of being an outsider in one’s own country, community, or denomination, is the kind of pain that led many of us to despair, depression, and even extreme measures to eradicate any same-sex attraction in our lives.

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