Dear beautiful, fabulous gender creative and sexually non-conforming youth and teens–all those who are queer, trans, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and a hundred other wonderful self-proclaimed identities,
This letter has a lot of actions. Please only take the actions that feel good and right to you. For some of us, working to build networks of support for others is going to help us stay strong and survive. Others will need to focus on themselves. This is not selfish. This is self care. This may be what you need to do to survive adolescence and continue to bless the world with your awesome self. Do what you need to do to survive adolescence and if necessary (and possible) get the hell out of town if you don’t find a strong network there.