To my Gay, Lesbian, Trans, Bi, Intersex, Queer friends:
I love you.
I know it's been a rough day.
A lot of people went out of their way today just to show us how much they hate us: How much they support discrimination, inequality, bigotry. These people are your friends, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers. I know it hurts. I know it sucks.
But here is the thing: It will not be like this forever. Progress is being made. At times the pace seems glacial when we'd rather it poured forth like the Niagara, but attitudes are changing.
And while their hatred and fear helps them sleep at night, I have something else that keeps me going: Hope.
Hope for the future, for my family, for you: Because you are my family. We will get through this and we will get through this together. There are brighter days ahead. Days without bigotry, days without discrimination, days without violence. It won't be tomorrow, it won't be this year. But it will happen.