I only just noticed this on ERA and saw via search that @Eduardo posted it in the Studios OT the other day, but its such delightful and affirming news I feel it deserves it’s own thread. It fills me with joy and delight to see someone comfortable with herself and to be comfortable coming out to her peers and those peers supporting her.
Hopefully she can inspire others with her bravery, good for Kate, and good for The Coalition and MS.
Happy for her. Takes a lot of courage. I know people I work with who are afraid to be public with who they are because they’re afraid it’ll damage their careers. This is despite working for a company that’s openly supportive to LGBTA. Kate can open doors for others. Also happy she’s getting public backing by executives. This is one area I think a lot of companies miss. They say the right things in press releases but when there’s an opportunity to truly support people, they’re suddenly not around or silent. Support needs to be very clear to everyone who they’re in view of.
Yeah, agreed. We’re a long way from this being a simple thing we can mention, but great pride can come from finally being true to yourself and to be surrounded with well wishes and positivity can be so buoying.
You’re right though, it would be lovely to be at a place where how a person feels isn’t something they should feel shame about ever, and need to be “brave” to tell others, people should be free to be themselves whenever they like and live as much of their life as they can, happy and with love.