Hello, Allison. I just received a notice that you began following me after I followed you, which is surprising as there is nothing to follow! However, I appreciate the gesture. I also appreciate reading your thoughts, not just because of the topic but because they are so well written and engaging. I have been blessed to know several gay and trans individuals in my life since my very sheltered upbringing. Your story helps illuminate and offer insight into the challenges faced by my friends and all trans people. This is a difficult time in particular. I only wish that the people who most needed to read your story were not the least likely to ever read it. Thank you.