This morning I woke up to find the Coolest Post on my Facebook!
Someone I used to work with at a former job has posted that he was so inspired by the number of people in his Facebook world who had changed their profile pictures to be the red equals sign (or some variant thereof) in honor of SCOTUS hearing the (originally) Prop. 8 case from California on Tuesday of this week and the DOMA case yesterday that . . .
. . . he felt loved and supported enough to . . .
. . . COME OUT TO HIS PARENTS!
He shared that the support and love he had felt from his Facebook world enabled him to take this giant step and his parents were ready to hear it – it all turned out great!
I thanked him in a comment on the post for sharing this (and reminding me indirectly that we don’t always see the effect we have – this time I got to – but that one person Can change the world, or at least Somebody’s world) with us who may have had something to do with it, and congratulating him on his courage!
Despite what’s going on in my life, this put a big smile on my face, and I have a sense that this will warm my heart for some time to come whenever I think of it again.
- Marriage Equality Before the Supreme Court: Prop 8 and DOMA (blogher.com)
- Red Equal Sign Gets Cake Treatment As Martha Stewart Shows Support For Marriage Equality (webpronews.com)
- Facebook Turns Red as SCOTUS Marriage Equality Hearings Begin (mashable.com)
- 42 alternative red marriage equality signs (holykaw.alltop.com)