Living Free Without Fear or Malice

America’s the land of the free and home of the brave or its supposed to be. I think freedom is only for a few and they use that freedom to make life hard for other Americans.

Freedom of expression and the press are not what they used to be. There are books being banned that are sharing the dirty history of this country just because some are offended that it gives them and the country a bad name. Some of those books are helpful in informing people of the differences that exist and telling the stories that might save someone’s life. Civil rights have been long fought for and it’s not right to turn back the clock on those rights.

People are being harmed just for living their lives as LGBTQ folks and the thing about that is that all they want is the freedom to be themselves at no cost to anyone else. I can guarantee you that no LGBTQ person would advocate restricting the rights of anyone who is straight or CIS-gendered. It’s not fair.

My friends I am scared for those who have to make a decision to leave their home state to go to another state where they are safer due to laws being passed impacting their individual freedoms. Women’s rights are being trampled upon and they should have the right of self-determination without politicians getting in the way.

Bravery isn’t bullying people. Its fear and ignorance manifest itself in a dangerous way. I hate bullying. The people who do it need to repent and that means some religious people have some atoning to do.

I am also seeing the influence of extremism and fascism making itself known in places around the world that have been havens of peace and prosperity for all people.

To those who have fought for freedom, you have a responsibility once again to stand up for those who are under attack and in danger. You have to because it’s a moral thing to do. Those who are strong have the obligation to defend those who are at their weakest. It’s time to protest. Make voices in the margins heard.

Now some will say why are you bashing the country, simple I have the right to do so and the responsibility to call out injustice and hatred. This country fought against it in World War II and it looks like it’s having to do it again in 2023. I hope America can do better. America will never be great until all its people are free to live their lives without fear or malice.

Transgender Visibility Day, Trans People Are Important People #TDOV #Transgender

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. To all Transgender people everywhere you have my support. Be proud of who you are and know your contributions to society are very important. Love and peace and safety to you all. You have a friend in me.

#SpiritDay – Stand Against #LGBTQ Bullying

Spirit Day is an annual observance that takes place on the third Thursday in October on October 20 this year. This day aims to create awareness for the bullying and harassment that the L.G.B.T.Q community faces. Millions of people worldwide identify as queer, and many more are yet to publicly declare their status.

Bullying has different forms from physical to legislative to extreme religion. No one deserves to be bullied and the LGBTQ community is worthy of support and love. Peace my friends.

National Coming Out Day #LGBTQ #NationalComingOutDay

To all those in the LGBTQ community who are living their truth I am your ally. To those who are still living in secret you are loved and supported and seen. Have hope and have courage.

Today Is Spirit Day – Bringing Awareness To #LGBTQ Bullying #SpiritDay

Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBTQ youth.

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.