Okay, so yesterday I woke up to check my emails, and I get a daily 'news' email from our local news feed. And the headline hit me: Loudoun Teen Overcomes Heartbreaking Obstacles in Life..." A teen here in my county (I'm sure there are so many others that we never hear about, sadly) who has been struggling with his sexuality for years was outed by his parents when they found "incriminating" messages on his computer. And they threw him out in his senior year of HS. It was so sad to read it happening here, so close to home. Our schools have been very supportive of LGBTQ teens, my daughter in fact personally knows two--a young man and a young woman who are both out at school. It was sooo nice to read in the article that the COMMUNITY, neighbors, friends, teachers, the school, etc, have been helping and supporting this teen, even as his family rejected him.
It just reminded me of Brady's struggle (Guarding the Line). I know Rami was probably guarding his line fiercely, knowing his parents opinions (they'd told him in his Freshman year they'd disown him if he was gay), but maybe even if he was shoved over it prematurely, it will work out for him.
Here's a link to the article if you're interested in reading it: