Happy Pride Month to all my beautiful queer friendos, out there!
This year, I wanted to do something that could be simultaneously important for the queer community, while also not taking discussions around our liberation and empowerment too seriously. When Pride Month or discussions around LGBTQIA+ topics come around, it almost always has a tendency to become a drag, a reminder that we're still second class citizens. While it's important to shed light on our oppression, because we are still VERY MUCH targeted by those in power for having our rights stripped away, being queer isn't all doom and gloom. We have so much to be joyous about as queer people, and I wanted to give that joy the spotlight this month.
This month has been…a whirlwind. Not necessarily the kind of whirlwind that rips off your weave and tears your Versace dress, but the kind that makes your blood rush so fast that you don’t really feel it until you’re sitting completely still.
As a community, it’s important to recognize these struggles, and do what we can to help alleviate the problems within it.
I'm gay. Whether or not I, or anyone wants to believe it, it's an important part of me. I love being gay, but I hate being gay. Well, "hate" might be a strong word. It makes it sound like being gay is a truly miserable experience. I love it more than I hate it, but society …
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So we're now about a week into Pride Month, which means my 100% enthusiasm about being gay will now be unapologetically upped to 1,000%. This month really gets me thinking about my status as a gay male, especially in relation to my existence in contrast to a straight person's. There are several different topics that …
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It's the beginning days of a great month for me and the rest of my LGBTQIA identifying friends, out there! It's a month where we celebrate the pride that we have as members of this community, as well as remember and honor those who paved a path for us to be as free as we …
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