Okay, I'll admit right off it chokes me up. For one thing, I'm really glad to see this kind of speech in a hit TV show. It's happening more and more, but it's always welcome. But most importantly, I can hear my dad or my mom delivering this speech. Every word.
I may have struggled with growing up gay, but I never for a moment doubted that I could count on the love and support of my family. And that has always brought me my own glee.