Thursday, September 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

I shuddered each time I heard the phrase "Well, I love you anyway" [when I told them that I was gay].  It implied there was a problem and communicated there was some kind of flaw in me that needed overlooking.  I hate the word "anyway."  I had a difficult time accepting people's attempts to be supportive even though the "anyway" was immediately followed by a general wish for my happiness.  These were the people who had known me the longest.  While I understood the information I shared with them would take time to be fully absorbed, I still cringed when I heard the word "anyway."

-- Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Switching Teams, p. 56

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