Coming out easier in today’s society but still always a struggle


“When I came out to my mom, she said she would be supportive of me, but during my coming out process, she ended it with ‘I will always love you as long as you don’t become one of those people.’ I said what do you mean drag queens or transgender persons? She just looks at me while she’s driving on our four hour drive from Buffalo, gripping the steering wheel very tight, and said you’re not one of those people are you?” — Timothy Lewis, senior nursing major