Sunday, June 22, 2014

GAY PRIDE IN CLOSING

 
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!
 

15 comments:

  1. While the show didn't always showcase the positive sides of our lives, i did like it and remember getting teary eyed myself when i saw that episode. That's a nice passage.

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  2. That is a very nice sentiment! And suitable!

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  3. Really lovely, made me smile.

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  4. That pretty much sums it up! I am going to share this on my facebook page.

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  5. I agree with Preston, the show wasn't always a positive but over all was pretty good. The show got to me a few times.. So did this speech. I was born gay and will follow the ray.

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  6. I'm doing a 3-post Mini Translesbigayapalooza over at my blog next week. I missed all the Pride activities this year -- too busy moving.

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    1. You have been missed my dear and glad to hear thongs are moving along!

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    2. I meant things, but maybe thongs have too, I don't know what your into.

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  7. I missed this show when it was on. :-(

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  8. very nice words for the month. *reaches for tissue*

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  9. And there goes the eyeliner.........happy pride Mistress

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  10. We have London Gay Pride to look forward to next Saturday, sweetie, and, rather than polemic, here's a quote from the original British series to live by:

    Vince: [on straight bars] "Can you believe it, they have toilets where no-ones ever had sex!"

    Jx

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