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.
Today it is Gays/Lesbians rights to marry…eventually it will be someone elses rights that are changed based on poplular opinion of the time.
First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out–
because I was not a communist;
Then 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 out for me.