Since Gay Pride Month will be coming to a close soon, it reminded me of one of my favorite speeches that I have always loved. I always get a little tear well when I hear it, think it hits the nail on the head. Of all places it was from Queer As Folk. In the last episode Michael gave a speech as a survivor at a bombing, at an Equality gathering. I have always loved it.
We're all the same. We wanna be happy, and have security and some extra money in our pockets. But in some ways our lives are nothing like yours. Why should they be? Do we all have to have the same lives to have the same rights? I thought diversity was what this country was all about? In the gay community we have men, women, drag queens, daddies, transsexuals, and couples with children. People are like snowflakes, everyone single one is special and unique. Being different is what makes us all the same-a family.
So the thumpa, thumpa continues, the gay pulse that keeps beating...letting us know were alive, it will always continue, no matter what, or who is president. As our Lady of Disco, the divine Gloria Gaynor has always said to us, WE WILL SURVIVE!