Friday, June 30, 2023

16. No Homo... But Yes Homo.

                                                            HAPPY PRIDE!!!!!! , y'all.

I know, I know, I am a little late for that, but I think (as a very wise person said, Ms Tracy Turner) every day should be Homosexuals Day! (well, Tracy said something else, but you get the gist.

I just didn't want to pass up the chance to talk about how important it is for the LGBTQ+ community to be visible and represented everywhere, given the awful times we are going through. Let me clarify that: given the awful times our Trans brothers and sisters are experiencing. As a gay man, I think my only fear is (aside from unexpected/unforeseen hate crime) the repeal of Marriage Equality.
Then we have the drag ban controversy which I think is ridiculous, as many others do. It's like this country is going backwards, and the ones that were oppressed at some point in the past are now oppressing the people whose civil rights are on the verge of being taken away. I don't know how this is going to end and I fear for the worst.

But let's stay positive.

Today I want to spread love and show love to the people that were key as I went through changes.
I talked about and name them in this post because I think they deserve the spotlight as well. They played a role at some point in my Life and helped shape who I am today, one way or another. Also, shout out to the Beards! Thank you for your service. What would some gays do without y'all!  

In all seriousness though, even I was the one with the courage to come out, stand up against whatever Life threw my way, these people made it somewhat easier; I mean, it's not like I had a traumatizing coming out, but there were times that  made me reconsider... and I won the argument as you can tell since I am here sharing my story with you. Now, the only gay agenda in my Life is to write and vlog and do public speaking, and so much more! And that's all I'll do.

Please remember to speak up against homophobia every chance you get.
Please do not support those who who blatantly support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations (ahem!-Chik-fil-A-ahem!). They can do whatever they want with their money, I just think we should not benefit their income when part of it will go to support those working to keep the gay away.
Please be mindful and open minded. You don't have to 'agree' with everything (especially the whole pronouns situation), but I think just letting them be is the way to go. They're not hurting anyone. Sure it might be too much work, but a little humor will not hurt nobody :) but I'll speak more about this in a mini-vlog in the Instagram so make sure to check it out!

In the meantime, Be happy! Be gay! and #FindTheAndy within yourself.

[ ...Relax. Take it Easy. ]