My niece is also part of the LGBT community and I am so glad that people her age are able to be themselves much sooner than we were.
Tonight we shared coffee and dessert and talked about where each of us is in our respective life journeys; she all of 21 and me pushing 59.
Life is a transition journey where we reflect on each stage and discover a new person along the way. It has been this way for me since I can remember and I would not recognize the person I was when I was her age.
Her mother, who is my youngest sister, has been my steadfast supporter all these years and she is the same way with her daughter.
I am so proud to be her auntie.