Love is grand. I'm still trying to figure out loving more fully, more unconditionally. Sometimes in the dark of the human experience I am afraid. But I dip my toe in that darkness and suddenly the dark isn't so dark anymore, in fact it's illuminated by discovery. I don't need everyone to love me. I don't need everyone to like me. I do expect though my human brothers and sisters to allow me to love. I expect them to allow me to express my love in a fashion in society that holds the same legal rights as the majority. I expect to be able to kiss my husband in public and not fear for my life. I expect to be allowed to hold his hand in the park and encounter only smiles, not venomous insults or slings. I expect to be able to visit my husband in the hospital when he's ill. I expect to be able to say goodbye to him when he passes away. Right now none of those things are allowed because society has placed its conditions for love illegally against us. I don't have the legal right to any of those things because society says my love is restricted.
Lift your veil of fear. Let us love, let us laugh, sing, cry, be born, raise a family and finally let us die together. It's our right. It's your obligation as a human to know that love doesn't really have a condition, it is in its very nature unconditional. Take a minute, remember that thrill, that moment you first fell in love. Do you remember the first kiss, the first dance, the first moment of intimacy? Do you remember the first steps of your child, his graduation, his marriage? Do remember when you had to say goodbye to a lover? Do you remember when someone you loved died? Will you have the courage to let me fall in love, have a first kiss, a first dance, a moment of intimacy, see the first steps of my child, his graduation, his marriage? Will let me say goodbye to my lover? Will you let me remember them when they die? Please, lift your conditions on my love. I lift them for you.