So a boyband walked onto the Britain’s Got Talent stage and everyone thought they were going to sing One Direction or something typical…and then they sung Stars from Les Miserables.
This is the best thing ever. Just listen to those harmonies <3
This is truly amazing… actually welled up watching this! Faultless!!
A heartfelt thought…
Tonight I’m lying in the (single) bed in my bedroom back home with the parents. It’s the Easter long weekend, and I’ve come back home to see them, although they don’t know it I’ve got them both Easter eggs which I can’t wait to give them.
As I lie here with the Les Mis soundtrack on (cliché much!?) my boyfriend is sleeping in the guest bed down the hall, staying over for the first time. Something I didn’t think I would ever be saying. And it’s filled me with happiness, and pride, and a whole mix of emotions including how relieved I am at how accepting and understanding and, basically, how “fine” my parents have been since I told them about 18 months ago that I was gay.
For a long time I buried my feelings, through a mixture of confusion and uncertainty and fear of what might happen. But then I got involved in social media; through twitter and tumblr I got to know people online and I realised that there were lots of people across the country, across the world even, who were happy to accept me for who I am. Just as I accepted them all, united by our shared interests, connected by our love of the same TV characters or passion for LEGO or shared enjoyment of music.
I’ve sought advice and (I’d like to think) offered a shoulder to people via the World Wide Web, and made true friends as a result of engaging in social media tweeting and tumblring.
So, as I lie here, thankful of how lucky I am and grateful that things really did “get better,” I would like to say that if you’re reading this, thank you. You’ve made me feel welcome and helped me be comfortable with who I am.
Thank you for being a friend.
Give you my hand
I’ll give you all I’ve saved for
Through all the joy
and all the disappointment
And you will always be the one I live for