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- Posted on Oct 5th 2010 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
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"I cannot imagine what it's like growing up in a close-minded environment and being gay, bi or transgender," Navarro wrote. "I don't think any of us who aren't can possibly imagine. The strength and character it must take to stay true to yourself in such an unforgiving microcosm are qualities that a major portion of the world lacks ... Sad, but true."
"When one of our children gives in and gives up, it is not only a tragedy but a victory for those who fear diversity," the guitarist said. "DO NOT LET THEM WIN! I know how overwhelming the feelings can get and how small the reality can feel, but the bottom line is that this is but a drop in the bucket in terms of the magnitude of life. You can get through this. High school is full of plenty of bullies and fear-based hate, as is the world."
"The thought of suicide has crossed my mind a time or two," Navarro said, encouraging anyone with similar feelings to seek immediate counseling. "Let me share this. Thank God I never took that action. The friends I have made, the experiences I have had, the laughter I have shared would have all been missed. In hindsight, some of my darkest moments now seem so small and insignificant that I am amazed I gave them so much power at the time. I am even able to laugh about it now."