This weekend at The Fort Lauderdale Stonewall Festival I noticed Alex and Gaby.
Alex is a trans male and Gaby is his girlfriend. I interviewed Gaby asking her questions like “What, if any labels do you prefer”. “Are labels important to you?” “What fears do you have surrounding your relationship?” “How do you feel about the political climate today” “Did your choices surprise you?” and one answer seemed to stand out. A young woman with her eyes and heart wide open, experiencing one of her first relationships, answered simply…
“It doesn’t matter what parts Alex has. I love Alex for who he is”.
Love… is a verb. Just do it!