Jenny Owen Youngs is a folk music singer who made two big announcements this past week. She came out as a lesbian and is engaged to be married. I love her reason for the announcement:
I think it is damaging and isolating for young people to look out into the world and not see a representation of their experience. To encounter others who are like you is to know that you are not alone. Even if you never meet them in real life, these representatives help to contextualize you – they are proof that you are part of something. You are not an anomaly. You are not a mistake.