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.
To all those who have come out you have my love and respect. Living your truth is a powerful statement. To those who cannot come out for one reason or another may you find your way to being yourself when the time is safe and right.
Teaching about the evils of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and other social ills is very important in these days we live in. For our society to advance you have to peel back the curtain that some would rather keep closed because that means they are complicit in making life hard for others. Without these lessons those who seek to take the country back to a dark place will win. America should be a place for life, liberty and happiness for all. Future generations depend on that promise. Teach our children well because their lives literally depend on it.
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.
Today, is about celebrating the achievements and resiliency of transgender individuals and communities. Transgender Day of Visibility recognizes the struggle, activism, and courage that have brought our country closer to full equality for transgender and gender non-binary people in the United States and around the world.
To the Trans friends in the blogging and other communities you have my support and I do see you for being great people. Now if we can get Republicans to stop making your lives hell.
Thanksgiving in America is a time for families of all types and friends of all types coming together to give gratitude for the things they have in this life. Granted it has a problematic past when you look at it with 21st century eyes and sensibility.
I will admit a lot has happened since that first Thanksgiving celebration that has not been good. However, I believe it can be a positive holiday for people where you can remember the past but forge a new future. In the days we live in being grateful is important.
For those celebrating where they are not fully accepted for one reason or another, I hear you and you have my support. Some folks cannot go home because they have been kicked out for living their truth on their own terms. LGBTQ folks especially. May your future be one of reconciliation and restoration.
As you observe and celebrate remember those who have been lost due to illness, violence, racism, and the Coronavirus. Many tables will have spaces where loved ones a year ago were celebrating. Much has changed since 2019 and I understand that fully.
Be good to one another. Seek peace and mercy as we head into this holiday season. lean on one another and be kind. Love to you all good people. Remember a big table is better than a small one.
I will do my best to lighten things up here on the blog coming up. But as in anything life will have its say which influences what you see here.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.
To all my Transgender friends and followers and other be safe. Take care. I see and support you.