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.
Truth is uncomfortable. Hearing things you don’t wanna hear is tough. So often we seek comfort in life so the unpleasant stuff we don’t have to deal with. Yeah its human nature to avoid things. I am one of those who doesn’t like conflict or anything like that.
However in the days in which we live we need to hear the truth of others who are oppressed and harmed daily for their skin color, their gender, their sexual orientation and their physical disabilities. Prejudice is not fun. It’s something that people live with their entire lives. There is a intersection of racism, homophobia and classism being explored and navigated.
My friends all that is wrong. There is a reckoning going on right now and its making systems that have kept the status quo very uncomfortable. It’s past time it happened. As a white person I am learning more about the lives of others and how lucky I have had it. Seeing people for who they are and their experiences can help all of us learn and grow.
Truth will set you free but it will also make you face things that you have long wanted to avoid. It is time for all of us to be uncomfortable so that others might have a better life. Facing the facts of reality is hard and it won’t be easy but now is the time for the world to get it self right and seek reconciliation. The fight for the future is a noble pursuit. Now is the time to make that change. What are you going to do?
I thought this was cool. The intersection of Black Lives Matter and Pride Month coming together to honor Black LGBTQ people and the greater fight for justice and equality. Social justice in action to seek inclusion.
Washington — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is illegal for an employer to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, delivering a major victory in the fight for civil rights for LGBTQ people.Supreme Court rules federal civil rights law protects LGBTQ workers – CBS News
This is great news for my LGBTQ friends who are having a rough time with the current administration rolling back protections in many areas of life. It’s truly a shame that people who are just living their lives and really bothering no one have to go through the pain of discrimination in any form.
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.
To all my friends in the LGBTQ+ community I stand with you during this Pride Month. I hope for a month of continued advocacy and most importantly inclusion in all of life for you all.
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.
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.
I am a LGBTQ ally and I want my Transgender friends out there I support you in your desire to live your truth. May you be safe and know you are loved by many. Thank you for your example of being your genuine self. May this day be one of celebration despite the current Coronavirus circumstances.
Religion that fails to adapt to cultural shifts will soon meet it’s irrelevance. Cultural prejudice does nothing but keep people from the divine. Love should rule the day and love is always love.