Welcome to June 2021 and to Pride Month where LGBTQ people are recognized for their contribution to the world. Like a new month the celebration of Pride is a story to be told and written at the same time. The struggle for those who seek to live their truth continues. May this be a good month for us all during the days ahead. Grace, peace and safety.
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying.
As a person of faith, I know God made us ALL of us in His image. To bully someone for living their truth and for how they love is wrong. LGBTQ folks have a right to happiness and the blessings of their creator. Some of my best friends are people of faith who happen to be a member of the LGBTQ community. I stand with them for being awesome people. Love is Love my good people.
To all my friends in the LGBTQ community this is your day of truth and power. For those who have come out I stand with you in support. For those who find it difficult to come out know that you have support and love. For some coming out is not safe and may you be brave. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s the world that is messed up. Grace and peace to you all as you seek to just be yourselves without apology.
Many are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride this weekend. I stand with you as an ally and friend. Be safe and enjoy this time of remembering and honoring those who have advanced the rights of LGBTQ+ people around the world.
Lesbian Visibility Day celebrates lesbian role models and lesbian culture and diversity. I have friends who are lesbians and I am glad to call them friends. They are a important part of the fabric of life in our world. From Ellen DeGeneres to Anne Lister the work of these women have made life better for many. I see you, accept you and thank you for your friendship.
To my lesbian friends you have an ally in me. Keep on fighting.
To all my friends who have come out of dark places into the light of love and acceptance you have my support and care. For those who still can’t come out for fear may you find the courage one day to do so. Love is love and love does win. Grace and peace to you!
To all my friends in the LGBTQIA community who are marching this month you have my support, prayers and love. I am proud to be an ally to you in being able to love and live with the freedom many have enjoyed for generations. I hope you will continue to be who God created each of you to be. Be proud of who you are. Grace and peace and more importantly love.