This post is timely, heart-warming, at times heart-breaking, and I’m so glad I stumbled across. Who – gay, straight, transgender, male, female, black, white, latino, asian, anyone – can’t relate on some level to the human emotions surrounding insecurity, lack of confidence, isolation? I’ve felt it, and thank God every day for meeting and marrying a special man who came into my life after a failed marriage and sense of hopelessness. Marriage is special, and I’m thrilled for these two as they embark on a beautiful life journey together.
By Israel Gutierrez
I’ve been agonizing for months trying to figure out how to do this.
It’s been incredibly difficult, to the point where I usually talk myself in circles and end up making very little sense.
So I decided on this simple blog entry. No formalities, no restrictions, just me letting you into a portion of my life I’ve kept largely separate from my professional career.
I’m gay, which plenty of people, I’m sure, have either deduced or just guessed as much over the years.
But this isn’t me “coming out.” The truth is, I’ve been out to friends and family for more than six years.
The reason I’m tackling this now is, primarily, because I’m getting married on September 12. And besides the fact that it would be annoying to tell my story every time someone sees my wedding ring, it just seemed like a natural time to…
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