Growing up and being raised by two loving Grandparents was a great gift to my life.

From the time I was 3 months old, my Grandparents raised me and my Identical Twin, Joshua. Before I came out, my Grandfather, Robert L Wilson Jr. passed on. I finally figured out that I was a gay after a lot of soul searching. The hardest thing was trying to figure out how to tell my Grandmother, Patricia.

One day she called me while I was driving on I-465 in Indianapolis, IN. I almost drove off the road when she said the words, “Even if you are gay, you are still my grandson, and I love you regardless.”

She passed away September 8th, 2007. I still miss them very much. I know life isn’t fair sometimes, but I also know that if we don’t fight for our rights has members of the GLBT community and as Americans, as HUMAN BEINGS, that the promise of true equality will never be achieved.