“I was married with a husband and had two children. I thought once my children were older, I would be able to be more myself. Everything changed when I turned 37. I had a heart attack. It was the moment that I decided I had to be true to myself. I knew that I was given a second chance and I had to make it worth it. I had to acknowledge what I felt for women. So we divorced. My children and brothers are happy for me, they love me without question or hesitation. That’s what life should be all about — love.”

“I think an ally’s job is to help spread the message of equality.”

“How can you really breathe and function in life without being open about who you are?"

“We played a game of rock, paper, scissors to decide who would get to come out first.”