I know we have had an incredibly sad and fearful week. However, let’s take a bit of time for a small history lesson on why we have pride and who we have to thank. I’ll be making a new post each week for different things about LGBTQ+ rights.
Here’s the schedule:
Week one of June: Important activists/figures
Week two of June: Important contextual events
Week three of June: Court cases for LGBTQ+ rights
Week four of June: LGBTQ+ visibility/ existence in other countries/ time periods
I’m so pissed off rn I made a carrd with articles I think are relevant to lgbt+ people today hoping my cis-het friends would take the effort to read it but all they said was oh the aesthetic is nice and it’s a nice compilation without even reading it I hate it here
With everything that is going on right now, I get it if you’re tired. I get it if you don’t feel like dealing right now.
I get that it feels like everything is going wrong and you feel a bit cynical around pride this year, but know it is happening and try to enjoy it as much as you can.
I get that it feels like your plans were ruined by Covid-19, and I get that you can feel as if there’s nothing worth celebrating, but still.
If you live in a household where it is safe for you to celebrate, feel free to do so. Put on a colordul wig, or put some rainbow make-up on. Wear what you would have worn to pride at home. Maybe post it online.
Spend some time with friends instead, go to the online community and do something, enjoy pride in whatever way you can.
And if, for whatever reason, you aren’t out at home, know that the online LGBT+ community is here for you as well.
Please, everyone needs a reprise from the depressing world outside right now, so don’t deprive yourself of it.
And if you just need to just talk for a second, feel free to message me.
Hey since it’s finally pride month I’d like to share my story. After I came out to my mom as transgender (ftm) it took her years to be able to accept me. I never would have thought years ago that my mother would be calling me her son and taking me shopping for new boys clothes. Today we heard on the news that outside of city hall they raised the gay and transgender flags, I turned towards my mom and saw she was in tears. “I never thought that this would be so important to me” is the only thing she said.
I know how hard it is to come out, I know what it’s like to have unsupportive parents. Some parents take time to accept who you know you have been for years, it’s something new to them but at some point the shock will wear off.
I know it’s scary, I know some of you arent ready to come out and that’s okay. You are valid in not wanting to come out yet, that doesnt make you any less part of the community and any less accepted by the community.
I wanted to share this to give hope to those who are still closeted or dont feel support or acceptance by their parents. Please dont give up, as much as you may hear it already I want you all to know that life does get better.
My messages are always open to anyone who needs someone to talk to. I will always try to help anyone who needs it, weither that be listening or attempting to give advice.
Take care of yourself, you are loved and you matter. Remember to drink water, take any meds you need to take and eat. Remember, you are never alone in what you go through.
I did realize I probably came of as a bit rude on my last blog about She-Ra. No one said anything but I was rereading and the whole thing just sounded weird… I’m planning to update it once I have more free time and after I give it sometime to rest to calm down the part of me that is always watching stupid movie reviews.
I hear them when I’m drawing and I’m too lazy to choose something else, okay?!
Also forgive me but one didn’t had a reference at the time one was doing this because oneself might have done this during class.
I also just realized I don’t know how to draw people kissing. Seriously my attempts aren’t even readable!
But hey if there’s a time to learn how to draw some kissing is Pride Month!
As you know, we’re going through very difficult times. All these days will surely be left behind. But we’ll not forget. We’ll not forget that a man is killed unfairly. We’ll not forget that a virus has killed thousands of people. We’ll NEVER forget Stonewall! We’ll NEVER forget Pulse! We’ll never forget TRANS MURDERS! Unfortunately, we’ll constantly live with these pains. All we have to do is to BE STRONG! We have to honor what we lost. And we must love what we have. ❤️ Be proud of WHO YOU ARE and LOVE YOURSELF no matter what. ❤️