Gay & Lesbian Support – Closets Are For Brooms, Not People

Do you know someone who is gay? A friend or co-worker, a son or

daughter, mother or father, brother or sister? Perhaps you suspect

they might be gay but they haven’t come out of the closet yet?

Or maybe they are out of the closet, but are struggling to find

confidence in themselves. It doesn’t really matter what the

situation… the important question is… are you supporting him

or her? Do they know that you accept them for who they are?

If not, why not? You should tell them. It’s that simple. It is

all too common for a gay man or lesbian, whether they are young

or old, to struggle to ACCEPT THEMSELVES. Imagine how hard that

is when they aren’t sure whether their loved ones accept and

support them.

Being in the closet can be a horrible experience. Your life is a

huge secret. The emotional, mental, and even physical strains

that secret causes can be extremely detrimental. Long term effects

can be depression and anxiety, mental breakdowns, even suicide. The

closet is no place for someone. Closets are for brooms, not people.

It’s amazing how much even one small, supportive gesture from you

can inspire confidence and hope in someone who is struggling with

being gay. Don’t underestimate how much your positive thoughts

and support could mean to a gay friend or relative.

Even if they aren’t struggling (at least outwardly), you can never

be too supportive. Show your support directly by sending an email

or a card. Indirectly, get a mug or t-shirt that shows your support.

Display a rainbow (a gay pride symbol) on your car, in your home, or

at your workplace. If you love them, do SOMETHING, ANYTHING!

You can find rainbow gifts (hats, shirts, mugs, mousepads, and more)

at

http://www.the-gift-wizard.com/rainbow-gifts.html

For products with a message like: “Closets are for brooms, not people”

visit

[http://www.cafepress.com/rainbow_closet]

To send a free e card, visit

http://www.the-gift-wizard.com/e-cards.html

If someone who is gay or lesbian should have the courage to come out

of the closet, you should at least have the courage to show your

support. Think about it.

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