I dedicated tonight’s show to Nigel Shelby. He was a 15-year-old boy who committed suicide after being bullied for being gay. I see myself in him. I was also bullied when I was young, because of my sexuality. I made an instagram video last year that discussed my coming out experience, because I wanted kids like Nigel to see me and know that it’s okay to be who they are.
My hope and my prayer is that kids who identify with the LGBTQA community will be able to be stand strong in who they are (despite what anyone else has to say about it). I hope that the rest of the world supports those who are in the LGBTQA community (even if they don’t understand it). We have to teach the younger generations coming up to love EVERYBODY. You never know what someone’s going through.
Rest In Peace, Nigel.
We now have an angel who we know by name.
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