The truth, for a tiny blip in my life, I grew up with a step-dad who compared the equality of same-sex marriage to a man being able to marry a goat or his cousin. And a church that condemned the LGBTQ community and once taught it was a curable condition through conversion therapy. Insane, right? Now, if this makes you cringe or angry, imagine how I felt as a child. I intuitively disagreed and never allowed the spewed words of hate and ignorance to change the belief I had in my heart.