We rise by lifting others.
I recently received an email from a gay man that broke my heart. I won’t go into details right now, but what I want to say is this: Let us accept and support each other with our hearts wide open. Let us lift each other with encouragement, kindness, and generosity of spirit. Let us love so deeply and so widely that no bully, law, or phobia can penetrate the heart of this beautifully diverse community. Together we celebrate ALL the colors of the rainbow and if one begins to fade we shine our light their way.
LGBTQQIAAP stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Allies and Pansexual, with all other nine laying under the umbrella of Queer.
I’ve heard people in our own community complain or make fun of the use of so many letters. I say, if we have to use every fucking letter of the entire alphabet so everyone can be included then let’s do it! We must search with ourselves to find our own ism’s and phobia’s. We don’t rise by excluding, shaming, or making fun of other people, especially in our own community, who are wanting and needing acceptance and expression. Let’s work hard to understand each other.
Happy Pride. Let’s go out and love so brightly that there is no room for hate and fear.
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