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You are the company you keep so keep the company that lifts you up.




I have a best gay.

His name is Matthew Denckla.

We met in 2004 and fell madly in love with each other immediately.


These are some of the messages he has sent me with greeting cards:


You are the drunk to my disorderly (enough said)

Today, your charm will have them singing like birds (a fortune from a fortune cookie)

Trust me, totally hot (a woman wearing a powdered with with a bird cage on it)

I hope you find this humorous (with a picture of a humerus bone)

Wonder Woman (for Mother’s Day of course)


Matthew is wise and kind and smart and funny.

Matthew is understanding and empathic.

Matthew is the best gift giver on earth.


A few months ago I wrote on a post-it note, “You are the company you keep so keep the company that lifts you up.”


Matthew lifts me up, he is excellent company.


Having a best gay is the ultimate rebellion.

Carry on.

Love,

Dr. Melissa Bird


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