“Some of my best friends are gay” is something I wouldn’t say, but it is actually true. I have many gay friends and I have learned a lot about the LGBTQ community from them. I even did a presentation on how to be an ally on social media three years ago. Being out in the South is definitely different that being out in New York City. Regardless, there needs to be a supportive community. To that end, First City Network is opening the first ever LGBT center this week in Savannah. I think it is important to stop by the center to celebrate its existence.
This opening is bittersweet in light of the recent death of Scott Waldrup who was a young gay man who was the general manager at The Grey and founded Speedo Sundays at Tybee Island.