I'm 6 foot even, about 195-200 lbs last time i checked. I exercise but still have some extra pounds i'm working on. I believe in health, nutrition, and fitness. I'm striving to make my body the best I can make out of it, not for the cosmetics but simply for myself. I have black hair that i'm growing out, dark brown eyes, and that's pretty much it.
I wish to finish my bachelor's and get my master's so that I can backpack through Europe as a gift to myself for self accomplishments. I wish to fall in love with someone with similar morals and values, but who can also challenge me and push me towards growth. I guess I just want what everyone else wants, right?
So Gay Pride season is in full-swing; queer folk all over the world are getting together to celebrate their lives and sexuality and take to the streets… but do Pride parades make us stand out and be even more segregated?
We want to be equal, we want LGBT life to be considered the norm and not need More… to be separated. Equal rights is our goal, same-sex marriage is becoming legal in more places like it should be… so the question I’m giving you is: Pride! Do we even need it anymore?
Of course we want to celebrate, be proud of who we are and wrap ourselves in colours from head to toe, but is there a need to show it all quite so loudly? This separates us, and raises that same old argument about gay bars being specifically for gays, while ‘us gays’ are allowed into every other bar playing the usual mainstream pop music we hear repeatedly on the radio. Being someone that has been to very few gay bars (surprisingly!) I’ve seen a huge difference in the way that gay people act in certain atmospheres – of course we’re going to relax and feel at home when turning round to see two young men kissing doesn’t gain an ‘ewww’ response (as it may well do in a bar more likely to be filled with heterosexuals).
Gay bars start to feel like home, as we are surrounded with like-minded individuals who don’t judge, and are simply there to have a good time. But when it comes to Gay Pride, are we segregating ourselves?
I’m sure many will agree that the same-sex marriage bill is just one of many hurdles, and so Gay Pride helps to gain recognition in raising LGBT awareness in society, after all, we should be equal, unless anyone has a reason otherwise? Read more of Suzie’s musings at her blogosphere!Like this? You May Also Like:Pride for the first timeCheating: what's your definition?Is the Gay scene still relevant?