Every year, the month of June is celebrated as Pride Month to spread awareness about the LGBTQ+ community.
Beginning in the 1990’s the first four letters “LGBT” have been used to represent individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The addition of QIA+ shows that the journey of inclusion is ever changing. Coming to the colors of Pride, it goes back to 1978, when the artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man designed the first rainbow flag. He was urged by Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S., to create a symbol of pride for the gay community. Baker decided to make that symbol a flag because he saw flags as the most powerful symbol of pride. Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted the colors for the stripes, each color with its own meaning (Red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit).
It’s not wrong to be any of those you can’t control that it’s not a choice you just find it out as you grow up it’s who you are and no one can change that they can try but if you fight for what’s right that’s all that matters. It may not be safe at home to come out right now but one day you will find those people who will accept you for who you are. We are all so proud of you. If you were able to come out to anyone and they support you for who you are I am so happy for you it’s nice that some people in the world will support you for who you are.
It’s also okay to not know what you identify as quite yet a lot of people are going through what you are going through and who knows maybe it will come up in conversation one day and you will be able to help each other to figure out what you identify as. You can even come to me to talk too I’m here for all of you always if you know what your identity is or not my messages are always open! Happy Pride month!
Each individual is unique and should not be discriminated against or hated for their choices. Everyone deserves the same justice, equality and treatment. We humans, the beings of love, should accept and embrace each other despite all our flaws and differences. You don’t have to be a member of the LGBTQ+ community to show your love and support, for love does not discriminate. All people should be treated equally, regardless of gender, caste, creed, color and who they love.
It has no labels, Love is love! Love does not mean shrink, love is expansive and shines light in strength. Love means to stand firm in your presence. Love redirects and is kind. In love we blossom.
Happy pride month to those who are scared.
Happy pride month to those who are proud.
Happy pride month to those who are out.
Happy pride month to those who are closeted.
Happy pride month to those who are trying to figure themselves out.
Happy pride month to those who are aware of it for years.
Happy pride month to those who are entering for first.
Happy pride month to those who are getting it celebrated for years.
Happy pride month to those who are afraid to celebrate.
Happy pride month to those who are struggling to keep it secret.
Happy pride month to those who scream it from the rooftops.
Happy pride month to those who cry in the bathroom.