I kinda like it that way because to me it's about you more than it's about me. Tonight I want to talk to you. I'm gonna chew on a tic-tac and kinda get in your face for a minute.
I know some of you out there have horrible days. I know that some of you cut, or think about suicide or things that would probably make me burst out in tears. I honestly have been where you are. I've had rough days too. It's happened to all of us. I wanna tell you that I hope not a single person from here ever leaves this page or this world because of suicide. I know that is a big request cause so many people think about it. You might know all the hotlines to call already if not they are like a minute away to search online.
Do you remember Jamey? Jamey Rodemeyer? Well this year his dad was asked what he wanted for Christmas and he said he wanted Jamey back. I know the family of Jamey. I went to see them in New York this year and we did a walk for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention. You might not think you matter to someone but could I please claim you as a friend? Could I please tell you how much you matter to me. This kid that sits behind a computer and tells you it will be okay and tells you to remember to smile. I know this page might not have impacted your life but you have impacted mine. I hope that a few words from me, a stranger might let you know that you're not alone. I'm not here to argue that we don't have the perfect lives. I'm not here to tell you it's not hard cause we all know it is. I'm not even here to give you all the answers. I'm just here to tell you that you're not alone. If I could take all your pain I would cause I know it would make everyone so much better. I can only offer you some little virtual hug and tell you stop trying to escape. Stop telling me you have no one and understand you have some random kid on some random page out there that is telling you that you matter to him. I know, not much of a motivation speech. That's okay though it's not about what people think of me or think of you. What matters is that we can change this. We can change the world. I want you to be in this world to see the change. If nothing else this page has taught me anything is possible. You are possible. You are loved.
I know most people will never even make it this far cause this is so long but every day you are my happy thought that makes me fly second star to the right and straight with a little rainbow until morning. What kind of Gay Day will I have if you're not here to enjoy it. My happy is to see you smile. My hope is to remind you to smile. I may not change the world but will you take my virtual hand and keep on keepin on? With all my heart... -Michael
As of January 1st 2013 there are 90 admins on the Have A Gay Day page. Most admins answer questions and check for hate on the pages and interact with our followers. There are only a few people that have the ability to post on the page. We come from all over the world with all different back grounds of life. We add admins as we grow and simply ask the page for volunteers when we feel they are needed.
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The Have A Gay Day Facebook page does not allow slurring of any kind. This includes hate speech or negativity towards another person of our community. Not everyone believes like you do, looks like you do, or might have the same grammar you do. Being a part of our page is voluntary but will be respectful for the full extent of your stay with us. We have strong moderation filters that automatically hide slurs and certain wording. If you are breaking the rules of the page by posting negative or offensive posts your comment may be deleted. If you have been warned about your language or it's clear that you're only on our page to stir the pot you will be banned and your comments will automatically hide on all posts at the moment you have been banned. You will not have the opportunity to comment again on our page. If you feel you have been removed in error you may send the page a message and discuss your ban being lifted.
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