Kitty, Thank you so much for sharing your story with me. Although I had my own experience with those dark days, reading your story made me realize in a new way how dreadful those times really were for those who suffered directly from this disease.
Chip was very fortunate to have you for his mother and I shudder to think of how much more painful his experience might have been without the constant support and nurturing that you gave him. So many others were shunned by their families, their neighbors, and their friends and die believing the lie, believing that somehow they deserved what they got because they were immoral and defective. I knew many.
With the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage, we move closer as a society towards true equality. We may still be a long way off from changing the hearts and the minds of our persecutors, but the tide is running and I find solace in that.
Thank you again for sharing your story with me and with others.