COMING OUT - FAMILY PROCESS from John & Carolyn Wilt

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Many LGBTQ+ folks have celebrated their successful “coming out” to friends and their families. It’s probably a process and event they had thought about and worked on for many months and years. Hopefully, they had created a network of friends and other LGBTQ+ folks that helped them - even coached them - on the scary but desired event. Their understanding and supporting friends were valuable allies for that major and probably emotional time.

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CONNECT - SHARE - SUPPORT from John & Carolyn Wilt

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Kinship Family & Friends wants to become experts and promoters of those three actions. 
Carolyn and John strongly believe that by CONNECTING all interested Family & Friends members we can enrich and enlarge our support and participation in Kinship's goals to make life better for all of its members and their willing family members. Imagine doubling or tripling active involvement of LGBTQ+ family members within their own families, with other families, and with other Kinship members. 

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CONNECTING :) from John & Carolyn Wilt

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Mankind enjoys connectingwith each other. How many of you look forward to seeing and connecting with your own families for celebrations, special gatherings, or just relaxing and having fun together?? How do you feel when a scheduled gathering is canceled or you can’t attend?

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FEELINGS & EMOTIONS from John & Carolyn Wilt

 

familyFeelings are the world’s universal language. Do you have feelings? Do you know where they come from? Or what caused them? Do they impact your life? Are they important to you and your life? YES should have been your answer for every question. Our feelings are us. They reflect where we are emotionally at the time we felt them.

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KINSHIP FAMILY & FRIENDS DESIRES from John & Carolyn Wilt


wiltsCarolyn and I felt honored and humbled when we were invited to become coordinators of the Kinship Family & Friends activities. We have been loving and supporting members along with our gay son Aric for many years. Unfortunately, he lived in New York City so we didn’t physically attend together.

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LET'S BE TENACIOUS! from John & Carolyn Wilt


wiltsToday's world is a bit chaotic! A few weeks ago our political world was filled with various discussions, opinions, needs, and desires and gatherings. Our physical world was moving out of wintertime and looking forward to springtime with less snow, tornadoes, and rain, and more wildflowers and wonderful sunsets. Suitcases and hiking backpacks were coming out of their closets getting ready for fun trips, looking forward to cruises, vacations, school proms and graduations, and spring break. 
Then suddenly our world changed!

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ONLY IF WE UNDERSTAND... from John & Carolyn Wilt

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Recently I read an article sharing the successful accomplishments a primatologist had made over her lifelong desire and goal to help chimpanzees survive and expand. Early in her career, we had the joy of spending a couple of days with her as she shared with college students and later in two public conferences.

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ZOOM CONNECTIONS from John & Carolyn Wilt

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We humans enjoy connecting. We connect with family members on special occasions. Many of us enjoyed the weekly connections with friends at Sabbath services when they were allowed, and we look forward to returning to those times again.

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