“things will get easier. people’s minds will change. you should be alive to see it.”

At the very least, you’ll wanna be around to see what Venus Williams will wear at the US Open next year!

But seriously, a lot of us have been through this. I know plenty of people who’ve felt ridiculed, shunned, bullied, and tormented for being gay — and felt like they had no other choice but to end their lives. It’s a tough situation to be in, but you really have to believe that things will get better. And like Ellen says, there’s help out there.

Resources: At least for LGBTQ youth who feel like they’ve got nowhere to turn, you can check out these orgs.

[…Which makes me wonder what we have in place for older people who are dealing with coming out (like, anyone older than a teenager all the way through the 65+ set) . I’m not saying there’s nothing out there; I just realized I don’t know who/what those services are. If you know of any, I’m all ears!]