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Alyssa is a twenty year old Catholic from western Massachusetts. She is currently working and going to Holyoke Community College for elementary education. As a member of the St. Francis of Assisi parish, Alyssa is also a lector, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She enjoys the performing arts, stand-up paddleboarding, and making the world a better place.

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May 31, 2013

The three hardest words for me to tell myself were: “I’m a lesbian.”

I (along with the millions of other children around my age) was bombarded with the notion of a man and a woman, the prince and the princess. I didn’t even know what it meant to be gay until I was ten years old. That was in 2004.

Same-sex marriage had just been legalized in my home state of Massachusetts, and my aunt was preparing to marry to her life partner of fifteen years.

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