Monday, June 13, 2016

PRIDE.

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.
 

27 comments:

  1. LOVE the PGH pix! I am so tired of the NRA and Congress and morons and guns and h8.

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  2. We as citizens in support of ALL sexual orientations and genders must unite and use the only weapon we have at our disposal: The Voting Booth.
    We must rid our government of hatred, fill it with people who cherish diversity, and strip religion from any and all laws where it has been inserted to stomp on the freedoms of loving, caring, inclusive people.
    My hugs to you and yours mistress.

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  3. My sentiments exactly Mistress. It is very, very disheartening. Soon, America as a whole will be like the Wild West, and the rest of the world will think were nuts. Love the pictures too.

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  4. LIVE AND LET LIVE. You think we came so far, and we really haven't. Sad. But your picture of the sperm....this it funny but true!

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  5. I'd be very proud to have a rainbow sperm in my gorilla jism (although I believe scientists have conjectured that gayness is transmitted through the ovum). I offer my warmest regards to you and your blessed mother, Mistress.

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  6. Glitter in your veins? I love it! :)

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  7. Your right about how jubilant we were last year. I have been listening to the same old comforting LIES from corrupt politicians for decades! I'm am over both sides.

    I'm ready for something different. I'm not comfortable with either candidate.

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    1. Its like the less of two evils, one more frightening then the other.

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  8. Most days I'm proud to be American. But this isn't one of them. With people who can't accept me, and candidates for President and politicians we have, it almost embarrassing. Actually, it is.

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  9. How true you speak Mistress.This attack is not about any religious group or race; it is a wake-up call for the LGBTQ community, its allies and all the people that are outraged at this moment. It is a huge reality check that clearly shows we have not grown from mistakes, why every member of our community needs protection. That would include my transgender family who would love to use the bathroom.

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  10. In the immortal words of Betty White: “I don’t care whom you sleep with. It’s ‘what kind of a human being are you?’ I don’t understand [why people are anti-gay], it’s such a personal private business and it’s none of mine.”

    Sad days indeed. Our Pride celebrations in a couple of weeks are going to be focussed on Orlando, I have no doubt. Jx

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    1. Sad indeed. May you have a wonderful celebration. As I was reminded....we must carry on throwing from the sadness and anger. If we give in...it's what those monsters want.

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  11. What a gay Pride month. But we can still feel good for what we have hotten this year and be proud, as hard as it sounds. There's nothing special about being targeted for mass killing in the United States of America. Day 164... in this, the year of 2016, and the 174th mass killing has just unfolded.
    Schools...churches...movie theatres...picnics and weddings...All targeted for mass killings.This guy didn't like gay people. The other guy didn't like Baptists. The guy before him didn't like pre-schoolers. All found themselves made equal..staring down the barrel of an assault weapon.

    If anything is special about this group..the LGBT community, might just have the most political clout to effect change in the USA's gun laws of any of the groups targeted to date.

    I wish us unshakable determination.

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  12. Nice post, I do love that first picture..make me happy too. It's a reminder that we still need gay villages, we still need Pride parades, and we still need solidarity and must get along as one to show we are all together.

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  13. Fabulous post! Cheers to living! Living a fabulous life!
    All of our hearts go out to Orlando. Let's hold, love, support, laugh, hug, cry, celebrate, mourn, embrace, share, move forward and be fabulous!

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  14. We must continue to party on! It is the way of our people.

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    1. Debs, your absolutely right. While it is sad, I refuse to let these people make me sad or angry....it's what they want. And as for the politicians....they can either straighten up and fly right...or be replaced. Thank you for straighten me out so to speak!!!

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  15. I only wish that people would take more pride in our country and the freedom that it stands for. As long as we allow the culture of radical Islam to infiltrate our nation, and as long as we blindly cater to the whims of foreigners, these kinds of tragedies will continue.

    This wasn't merely a homophobic hate crime - it was a brutal statement of Islamic beliefs - which includes extreme violence against gays, women, and Jews.

    We must always stand proud of ourselves and our country, and fight to retain our freedom and what we believe in.

    Holy crap, I've exceeded my limit.
    I'll humbly climb down from my soap box now.

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    1. Never climb down...it's what were here for, to listen and share our views and of course have some fun and cocktails along the way. But I do fear where were headed if laws and better background checks aren't in place.....

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    2. I certainly didn't intend to discount Gay Pride - I'm just extremely angry and disgusted over what happened - as we all are.

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  16. What a great picture from their instagram. They are so adorable, and hip.

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  17. I love these pic, and thanks for sharing them!

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  18. We shall not give in...let's all continue to have a Happy Pride Month for our fallen brothers and sisters.

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Go ahead darling, tell me something fabulous!

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