Blake’s Blessing

oh my god. i hadn’t heard, until i read this just now. i post it, complete with the phone numbers hoping that anyone reading this will know there are places to call, even if you are a transgender teen…there is someone waiting to listen. we are blessed and oh, so very sad.

Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund

Blake Brockington blessed us.

In the face of bigotry, homophobia, racism and ignorance, Blake blessed us by standing for the right to be fully human.

When Blake was crowned the first transgender homecoming king at his Charlotte, North Carolina high school, Blake blessed us with hope that the world was changing, becoming more accepting and more loving.

Now we know the cost.

At the age of 18 Blake is dead. Early reports say he died Monday from suicide.

But some say he died from hate.

You see, even though Blake blessed us with his free spirit, and advocated for others to be free, some in return cursed him.

The Internet exploded in the aftermath of his new title as homecoming king.

Hate poured in, like the worst oil spill in history, gushing toxins into the ocean of Mother Earth.

Blake said, “Really hateful things were said on the Internet. It…

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