I live about 15 minutes away from DC, in Northern Virginia. I just moved back here (it's where I grew up) from LA. LA is incredibly inclusive and I loved that. I haven't really been around many people here in the DC area, but it seems that it's not as inclusive. It may not be super homophobic, but it doesn't have the same inclusive feeling that LA had.
And I do not want to be a rose.
I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
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