Hey guys, gays, and gworls! I’m back at it like a crack addict to wish you guys a happy Pride Month! Yes, we are near, here, and QUEER! Pride month is one of my fave months that sits pretty with Black History Month! So, let’s get into a few things, shall we?
What Is Pride Month?
First, I want to touch on the subject of what Pride Month is and why it exists. Pride month was chosen to be the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots. Our good sis Marsha P. Johnson, trans women threw the first brick at Stonewall. Like, I never stanned harder for anyone in my life (except Beyoncé) and that’s on period!
Pride month is meant to recognize what we, as the LGBTQ+ community has done for the world, to honor our accomplishments. To be able to celebrate our queerness to the max, AND to piss off a few ignorant cishets!
Secondly, if you’re an ally reading this let me give you a few tips on how you can be a good LGBTQ+ ally. I recently tweeted about these tips, so I’ll drop them here and elaborate on them.
- Make sure you don’t invalidate anyone’s sexuality! If someone identifies as gay, bi, lesbian, or anything else, please them respect them enough to not push heteronormative lifestyle on them. Same goes for gays and the gworls. If a straight person identifies as straight, then don’t push the homo-agenda on them.
- Respect people and their pronouns. If someone refers to themselves as “he”, “she”, “they”, “them” or anything else, be sure to address them as such.
- Being an LGBTQ+ ally will trigger ignorant cishets and they’ll file you under the same category as us. Pay them no mind. If you’re comfortable with your sexuality as a straight male/female is all that matters!
- Any type of derogatory slur such as “f*ggot”, “tr*nny”, “d*ke “, or anything along those lines should not be used and removed from your vocabulary. Saying is these words is the equivalent to a yt person saying the N-word.
PROTECT TRANS FOLKS
Lastly, PROTECT OUR TRANS BROTHERS AND SISTERS LIKE YOU WOULD PROTECT YOUR FAMILY!!! I cannot stress this enough. Trans folks are out here dying just because of who they are. Their life expectancy doesn’t exceed 35 because of the murder rates. These people are jobless because of workplace discrimination. These people are homeless because of not being able to work. If you see or know a fellow friend that identifies as trans, help them in any way you can, whether that is financially or emotionally.
Happy Pride Month! I love us for real!