The photo above was taken this week, in Washington, DC, USA. I saw, stood, and walked next to people who were in so much pain. It shouldn’t be this way.
Instead, it should be this way, as seen in this photo, taken last year, also in Washington, DC USA (and now my probably most published photo around the world, ever):
I’m sorry that we can’t take the pain away. We will make it better.
We’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community at pride celebrations all summer long. And then we’re going to be here for the LGBTQ community for your whole life, even when pride is over, every day, forever.
I survived. I didn’t kill myself. I didn’t get killed. I hoped to become a doctor. Then I became a doctor. And then I found other doctors and nurses who also survived. We came to health care to change everything. We’re working to be great allies. Thank you for being ours. Every human deserves a long healthy life, and we’re going to help you live one.