Mr. Starr-Street Goes to Washington

I moved to Seattle, Washington from San Francisco 5 years, 4 months, 13 days ago. When I moved here I had the intention of staying here 10 years and building up a career and buying a house. Well I received an offer to be relocated with the company I’ve been working for almost a year now to Washington DC and I accepted it. Tomorrow will be my last day in Seattle as my husband and I are driving from Seattle to Missoula, to Mount Rushmore, seeing friends in Wisconsin, family in Ohio and finally making it in my car to Washington DC next Sunday. We couldn’t be more excited for the opportunities, new adventures, and the next phase of the journey of our lives together.

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While I appreciate some of the great things which happened while living in Seattle, it never felt like “home.” There were some horrific people who formed organizations with the specific intention of making my life miserable here. There were also nice people and friends made along the way. I just felt that the negativity never outweighed the good in people here.

Thus begins a new chapter. We are moving from Washington to Washington, most likely leaving the former Washington behind for good. I don’t see any redeeming qualities in the people or places I met along the way and have no reason to ever want to come back to a community with so much compensatory hatred and need to tear down those they don’t like, often without ever getting to know the person first.

This of course is meant for the people in my personal life, I obviously wouldn’t be relocating with the company if I felt this way towards coworkers.

Here’s to a fresh start and new experiences every day.

Goodbye Seattle, wish I never knew you.

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Brian Tyler Boydston

Last night I found out that a friend of mine killed himself after he was bullied for being gay. Brian Tyler Boydston and I started talking on Twitter, and eventually became friends off of just social networks. We would call and talk and text each other when we just wanted to chat.

With high college course load and social life we lost touch but still would send each other the occasional text or message.

Last night I found out that he killed himself after being bullied for being gay.

My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

It is horrible that there are people out there who would drive a person to such an act… People like Matt Lederer and Chris Mallgren need to be stopped! They suggest that gay people kill them self! Their words are hateful and evil. No one should ever feel the need to kill them self, let alone have people like Matt Lederer and Chris Mallgren telling them directly that they should commit suicide.

Please stop spreading hated! It is supposed to get better, but when people are telling you that you should kill yourself, how does it get better? These people need to be stopped!