Staying in the closet leads us to wonder who we can trust and who will stop loving us if we live authentically as ourselves. It creates paranoia and distrust. It’s the opposite of community.
For LGBTQ+ residents in one of the state’s least populated counties, a Pride Month proclamation has been a source of dignity and joy, making them feel seen and heard. Now, with a new administration in the city of Upper Sandusky, they only feel a crushing blow.