Every day, I am still getting tons of emails and messages regarding the Dear Annie letter I wrote about how my life would be affected by a ban on gay marriage. To date, I think the post has received something close to a million views and has been shared all over the place. It is extremely humbly to write a small, blog post and see it spread it’s wings and fly around the world. I’ve always been a believer that as a writer, once I’ve written something and put it out there, how people interpret it or what they do with it is up to them. That being said, to find out that what I’ve written has impacted someone’s beliefs or actions in a positive way is extremely powerful.
Just wanted to send out a thank you out for all of the support and add some more of my thoughts about gay marriage. Please watch the video below and respond to how gay marriage will affect you! Tell your story! Get it out! The more we’re heard the more change will occur! Tell your story of love! #mystoryoflove (my story of love)
Again, thanks for everything! Share your story below! Share it everywhere and tag it #mystoryoflove
Ohhh…and I’d love if you shared my video too! Thanks!
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As many of you know by now, yesterday I wrote a piece called Dear Annie, This is How Indian’s Gay Marriage Ban Will Affect Me. I woke up, expected to receive 30-40 views. The last time we looked, it had passed the 200,000 mark and was growing minute by minute. We are extremely touched and honored that my little piece about our small lives affected so many people. We have received hundreds of emails, messages, phone calls and texts from people across the country in support of our marriage. We are trying to respond to each message so each person knows how much you warmed our hearts. One message specifically affected us on a deeper level.
While trying to fall asleep tonight, my husband Alex already fast asleep next to me, our dog at our feet, I scanned my feed on Facebook. After reading several news updates about the 4-5 fatal shootings today in Indianapolis, I found post after post about how Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma, in a last ditch effort to save his agenda, moved the proposed ban to another committee, where it will be heard on Wednesday. Interestingly enough, you sent me a message earlier in the day stating, “Peter, I need your help! I am on the list to possibly testify in front of a house committee for HJR-3. They haven’t picked me yet, but they are going to ask about any stories I know of people who are married or what not…stories of discrimination or loss they may feel. I was just wondering if you have anything you want to tell me.” Well, Annie, since you asked, and I’m happy that you did, this is how I feel.
As I’m trying to catch up with my daily blogging to get back on track, I thought I would post my 50 Random Facts video from my YouTube channel. So, check it out below!
Ok, so I missed a day of blogging, but I have a good excuse! And I plan on writing two posts today to make up for it. To put it simply, yesterday was crazy! I was totally excited to have a snow day/blizzard day, but I got more than I bargained for…