PRIDE

Pride is even more important this year than any other year.  It is important because the leaders of the USA are anti-LGBTQ.  President Donald J. Trump would do anything the Freedom Caucus wanted because he lacks conviction on any matter and is easily manipulated because he is weak.  He is weak because he is led by his own insecurities.  Vice-President Mike Pence would have us living in 1950’s America.  Where McCarthyism ran wild and women had very little respect from men.  He in his own words says he refuses to be in a room with other women whom are not his wife.  Apparently he doesn’t trust his manly urges to cheat or assault women.  Thus telling the world…he too is a weak man.

These men are afraid that associating themselves with the LGBTQ community will make them seem less manly.  So how do they handle it?  Well they ignore our right to exist and fight to destroy all the protections that we as the LGBTQ community need from people like…well like them.

This year PRIDE is so much more to our community.  We will not go back.  We are proud of the people we’ve become.  No more closets, abuse, verbal assaults, physical assaults or having our rights removed because the fact is we are Americans too.

Remember Martin Niemöller Words

Martin Niemoller gave us a poem that has been modernized and used a lot since the rise of Reality TV Star turned POTUS Donald Trump.

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

This is important because it was true for him and many others during Nazi rule.  America is a far divide from the Fascist state of WWII Nazis, however, it could easily be guided there by the white supremacists advising the President right now.  Steven Bannon and Steve Miller are by their own admissions pro-white and anti-anything not white.  They’ve spoken and written about their predilections so this isn’t something one can just deny.  Although, there are those who believe the Holocaust was just made up.  These people are also believe the Bible is the word of God.  They deny any and all empirical proof and data to the contrary to their belief system.

That brings me to Caitlyn Jenner.  She is the self appointed voice of the Transgender community.  Ms. Jenner supported Mr. Trump during his election.  Touting his attributes of fiscal conservancy.  This week Mr. Trump along with white power man, Jeff Sessions, AG of USA, turned the tied of equality in America with the reversal of Transgender rights.  She offered this little gem for all of the Transgendered children in our country affected by this new wave of hate.

“I have a message for the trans kids of America. You are winning. I know it doesn’t feel that way today or every day, but you _ are _ winning. You are going to keep on winning so much you’re going to get sick of winning. Very soon, we’ll win full freedom nationwide, and it’s going to happen with bipartisan support.”

They are winning with no help from you Ms. Jenner.  You’ve faced very little struggle with your Transition.  People who have faced the odds like Jazz Jennings and faced the mean spirited, backwards minded, pretending-to-be-Christian people.  She has fought many difficult battles and continues to fight for Transgendered Youth in not only our country but the world.

Now that there is a potential of being affected by Mr. Trump and his Cabinet’s Transphobia and Misogyny you have something inspirational to say.  I wish you luck Ms. Jenner on your journey but beware of Mr. Niemoller’s words…they are coming back again.  HATE can’t be disguised.