It is Pride Month. It was a beautiful weekend for it too. The weather here couldn't have been more perfect. Yesterday I went for brunch with friends and attended our Pride Festival in Philadelphia...just a quick sweep, as I have been to so many festivals. Then the news of Orlando hit. How different it was from just one year ago, when it seemed the whole county, and our Pride festivals were celebrating extra happiness because of the Supreme Court ruling. The Pride Festival seemed even extra special didn't it? It really seemed more like a community than ever. Everyone was glowing. What a difference a year makes. I think people in general need to stop this hate not just on the gay and trans community, but everyone in general. I just don't understand how anyone can hurt someone's feelings for not even knowing who they are. Or being different. I came across the picture on the fabulous Nick and Justin's Instagram they did out in Pittsburgh.
It immediately made me feel good...and I love the diversity of all walks of life. Very cool and may be my favorite Pride picture yet.
I just hope people will know one day we don't chose this. I have always been gay, never had an issue with, and given the chance to be straight...wouldn't take it. I love being gay. Who doesn't want glitter coursing through their veins? I didn't choose this. I was born this.
Although, I must admit, my mother did hope for a gay child. Well, I broke that mold!!! And you sure can't turn gay. It's not like this is some weird werewolf stuff, where when a full moon hits, I start to suck dick. I was going to ramble on and on, about the Orlando news, and other issues, but won't. All of this just needs to stop. We need to live our lives and stop all this violence and hatred. And start accepting. I have a huge diverse group of friends, and I wouldn't want it any other way. Who wants to spend their entire life in one big violent, constant battle of constantly picking out a group and going after them? We only get one life, and I'm not wasting my time when there are so many more things to see and do.
Here's to the rest of Pride Month.
And our thoughts , prayers and love go to the victims and families of Orlando.