Yes, we still need Pride

For every time someone has told you that you are sinning.  For every time someone told you that what you’re doing is immoral.  For every time someone told you that what you’re doing is gross or sick or unnatural.

For every time someone asked you “why do you need to get married?”  For every time someone asked you “why should you have ‘special rights’?”  For every time the government has denied you your unalienable rights.  For every time you’ve been denied the right to visit a sick boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/spouse in the hospital.  For every time society has denied you for who you are, for who you love, and for how you love.

For every time you’ve wondered “will my boss fire me for being gay?”.  For every time you’ve been nervous to put a picture of your girlfriend/boyfriend/partner/spouse on your desk at work.  For every time you’ve wondered “will my landlord kick me out for being a lesbian?”.

For every time you’ve been nervous/afraid/scared/hesitant to go to the bathroom of your true gender.

For every time you’ve been afraid to live your truth.

For being denied the ability to donate blood to help those in need.

For every time you walked down the street and wondered if today is the day someone is going to call you a fag or a dyke.  For every time you’ve been called a fag or dyke.  For every time you’ve been afraid to hold the hand of your boyfriend/girlfriend/partner/spouse in public.  For every time you’ve felt threatened.  For every time you’ve walked out of a club and wondered if today is the day you’re going to be hit/beaten/tortured/killed for being who you are, for who you love, and for how you love.  For every time you’ve been hit or beaten or tortured.

For every time someone has died for being who they are, who they loved, and how they loved.

And especially today for our brothers and sister in LGBT community of Orlando.

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About justgngr

the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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8 Responses to Yes, we still need Pride

  1. BosGuy Blog says:

    Beautiful post J.

  2. eric says:

    thank you. I’ve been looking for something strong, affirming and positive in light of all the nonsense people have been spewing. very well said.

  3. justgngr says:

    Reblogged this on Sex, Love, and Labels and commented:

    posting here because it’s important.

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