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Anyone and Everyone

I am sitting here in tears having just finished watching one of the most moving documentaries I have ever seen. It’s called Anyone and Everyone. It’s the story of a variety of families – Jewish, Catholic and Mormon; white, black, Hispanic and Asian – and how the parents came to understand and support their lesbian and gay daughters and sons, despite the teachings of their churches, despite all they had been told about homosexuality being a choice, despite their own bigotry and prejudice. I have to admit that I’m sucker for love stories and this is the best type of love story – one where love triumphs over all obstacles, the greatest of which are the barriers we create in our own hearts that keep us separate from each other and separate from the truth that we all are divine beings created out of love and created to share that love with others. I suppose that’s what I find hardest about those who seek to attack and shame lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into denying themselves and returning to the closet. I simply don’t understand how people can hate when it is so very painful for me to experience being judged and rejected by others and for me to do the same to others, knowing the awful pain that it causes.

I don’t know how many people will understand any of this or really care, but it’s what I believe and why I do the things I do to spread love in this world and help other people to find peace with who they are and whatever circumstances life brings them. Tonight, I feel sad and lonely, and so I reach out to you because I need your love and want to do all I can to make sure that none of us has to go through these times – the good and the bad – alone.


P.S. You can watch the trailer and find out about show times in your area, how to purchase copies and the story behind the film by clicking on either of the links above.

4 Responses

  1. You’ve expressed yourself deeply and clearly.
    To love and be loved is all anyone wants.

  2. All I can see concerning this is that I know darn well that you have quite an amazing capacity for love, and love of all types. You have an unconditional love that has stretched out with open arms and has given of your mind’s last drop of energy. And you love in a way that seeks to tie and unite friendships into a web of support that I continually marvel at. And I know you have that desire to love with all that is in you, to give of your very body and to receive the same pleasures between two souls that radiate towards one another.
    I’m here for you just as you always have for me.

  3. Thanks, Lori, for knowing who I am. There is no greater gift.

  4. Hi Abby,
    Just wanted you to know that we can talk anytime you’d like. You have been spreading your love around and I can vouch for that. You have touched me and I’m blessed. Thank You.
    Hugs Michelle
    BTW, I’m feeling a little better, thanks.

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