Like most of the LGBTQ family, my wife and I tuned in to watch Dustin Lance Black's "When We Rise" last night. First and foremost we would like to say thank you to Dustin for showing the world the real struggles LGBTQ community had to endure, as well as miniorities such as women and African Americans.
We were able to relate to this because we both came our late in life because of our upbringings. Being Catholic and knowing that we were different, and not knowing if we had a place in society. The emotions my wife and I felt watching this episode brought us back to the struggles we both faced growing up in a country where it wasn't as accepted as it is today.
Places like Stonewall and people like Harvey Milk gave us the courage to stand up and be who we really are. To be able to wake up feeling proud of who we are and the strength we have to keep fighting has been given to us by the individuals portrayed in this film.