Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
No one should lose their lives just for living their truth. These people are human beings who make great contributions to our society. God loves them too. Grace and peace my Trans friends and others in the LGBTQ community.
Spirit Day is dedicated to bring awareness of the bullying of members of the LGBTQ community. Bullying is wrong and should not be tolerated. These folks want to live their lives in peace and freedom of fear. I salute this effort to make our communities safe for all. I love my friends who are LGBTQ and they make the world a better place by being who Good created them to be.
To my friends who have come out or are seeking the courage to do so I love you for who God made you to be. Grace & peace.
I love and support my LGBTQ friends and I believe they should have the right to live and serve as citizens as well as the right to life, liberty and happiness afforded to all who call this country home.
Transgender people should not be denied the opportunity to serve in the military. They have much to offer and we need people of all walks of life to serve and protect. America is the land of freedom and opportunity so this sounds like something contrary to what makes this country special.
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.
International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual holiday occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide….(From Wikipedia)
I am saluting those who choose to be their authentic selves despite discrimination and hate. People who seek life, liberty and happiness no matter what are worthy to be celebrated and loved as great human beings.
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBTQ youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. About #SpiritDay | GLAAD
No one should ever be bullied for any reason. LGBTQ youth are a group that have it rough for just being their authentic selves. I want all those who are in the community to know they have a friend. Be yourself, always and you shouldn’t be afraid to do so.
Everyone wants the freedom to live authentically, to be themselves, to be who they in their heart and soul is for real. People get only one shot at this life and they should be able to make the most of it. For so many there is fear of disappointing those in their lives who might not understand who they really are.
So many in so many places there are people who desire to have a chance to express who they are without reservations or reprisals from others. Issues of gender, sexuality and love are fluid these days. Stereotypes are being broken down and people are learning what it is to embrace their interests even those who don’t fit traditional roles.
There are people in small places who live in sadness and fear because they don’t love in the same way their parents did. Coming out is a dangerous proposition because not everyone understands what it is to be a LGBTQ person. All they want to do is to exist in a place and space where they are loved and understood. Unfortunately many of them suffer the cruelty of people who find their way of life as evil, sinful, despicable, immoral as they understand it from a lack of understanding and grace. Many LGBTQ people have faced serious hate that they have taken their own lives to escape the pain they have endured from others who don’t want to understand them.
As people are celebrating National Coming Out Day today they are sharing their stories and joining in community with others who are just like them. As a heterosexual man I support those people who just want to be themselves. Gay people should just be allowed to be people openly and freely without fear. Things are getting better for them but there is still a long way to go. I am proud to be friends with a wide spectrum of people and some who embrace the rainbow that connects them to a community of love who just want to live in harmony with others. There is nothing wrong with these wonderful people. Without them much of our world would not be the same. Histoy chronicles many gay people who have done amazing things to make the world a better place.
My friends I support the LGBTQ folks in my life. If I could have more friends like them I would welcome that with open arms. There is still much I want to know about their lives. All I know is that they too are made in the image of God and they are special and unique creations placed here for a purpose. Love is love. Equality forever.
One year ago the United States Supreme Court decided in favor of marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges. Since then thousands of couples around the country have the right to marry the one they love. LGBTQ people can realize the hopes, dreams, benefits and promise of marriage. I salute my friends who are now living the life they fought for and dreamed about for years. May God bless them all today. Love does win, every time.