Kim Winchester – I’d Like You to Know

“You’re my equal.”

Society has things that it needs to function. Family is one of them. You have to be able to eat. You have to be able to breathe. You have to be able to love and receive love. If there’s no family life, you’re taking so much away from so many people. So many families, I thought for a long time, were murderers—just because they kicked the [LGBT] person out. A lot of it was due to their own lack of education on that. You know, sometimes family feels like “I’m responsible for it.” You’re not responsible for it. You’re not that powerful.

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“I’m better than you. I’m this. I’m that.” No, you’re my equal. We’re here. I don’t think that, for myself, I don’t want anything less in life, and I don’t want anything more in life. I just want to be an equal. I’ve gone through all that other bullshit.

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Sources: Interviews with Laura S. Hodgman on 22 February 2013 and August 28, 2013.