Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Importance of Gay Pride

I've come to discover the empowerment of celebrating Gay Pride. The more you embrace your sexuality, the more people can't use it against you. Granted, this certainly doesn't shield us from the bullshit that comes along with fighting for gay rights, but Pride is the ONE thing they can't take from us. 

Considering the social injustices we currently face, it is your responsibility to represent our community with an unapologetic message of self-acceptance. I'm not talking about "shouting it from the rooftops" or anything. 

I mean actively leading lives that challenge gay stereotypes and perpetuate positive images as an out-and-proud identifier.

Luckily, we live in progressive times. Being "in the closet" is sooooo 1995! On any given social media site, you're bound to see pics/statuses/tweets etc., of young gays celebrating their sexuality, with encouragement and support from their straight allies. 

There was a time in American culture when it was normal and, quite frankly, expected, for straight, non-queer bigots to oppose, reject, mock, and be total assholes to gay people. Now, it's in reverse. Nowadays, people who express their disapproval towards gays are looked at like 

"UGH! They still MAKE you?"
I swell with pride at the thought of our generation making a question like that possible. 

Checkout my newest video where I discuss this issue further! Michigan Gay Refusal Law and the Importance of Gay Pride (click here)
Music, you say?
Black Magic -- Deluka
Retrograde -- James Blake
Head Full of Lies -- Georgi Kay
Enjoy the pics!


  1. Gay Pride is about having the basic human rights. I've watched the video and I agree with you

  2. Gay Pride is a must, it is about past, present and future colliding