Thank you everyone, sincerely and from the very bottom of my heart. This past week has been truly amazing. So many of you showed up to express your love and support and I am overwhelmed by it all.
I also owe all of you an apology. I underestimated you, and I am sorry. Over the last year or so that I had been planning how and when to come out, I was afraid that I would lose many friends and family. Up until recently the dominant message in our society is that trans people are abhorrent, the punchline of jokes, and generally unlovable. While I am working to undo years of internalizing this messaging, you all showed me just how wrong it is.
Again, thank you. You not only proved one of my biggest fears in all of this to be entirely wrong, you showed up with so much love I am honestly having a difficult time comprehending it all. You all have helped restore some of my faith in humanity, and given me hope for the future.
Yours with love and gratitude,