We were very surprised to read "Unconditional Love" (October issue) at TeenInk.com. We could not believe how close to home it came. Being "out" only a few months, both Lukas and I are going through the same ordeal as Lauren and Niki: rejection, snide remarks, extremely cold stares, hurtful and nasty comments both to our faces and behind our backs. You would think there would be a little more tolerance, but like them, we are coping. And we are making our way in this world as a couple, though not without difficulties.
We'd like to thank Lauren for telling her story, and Teen Ink for publishing it. It helps. Love can conquer anything.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.