Monday, June 24, 2013

A week of Pride

Today begins a week of LGBT Pride Celebrations in many cities, including San Francisco with the biggest events here coming at the end (including Friday night's Trans March, the Dyke March on Saturday, and the Pride Parade up Market Street on Sunday.  The Supreme Court is likely to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act and on Proposition 8 and that will only add to the celebration.  Thinking ahead to all that will be happening, I was wondering, what's it all mean?
Are you proud?  What are you proud of?  I don't always understand the use of the word "pride" in this place.  When we said freedom it made more sense to me, but pride, that one doesn't quite sound the same.  What do you think?  I tend to think of pride more in accomplishments, but being gay is just part of who I am.  I'm certainly not proud of my blue eyes.  Yes, they are nice, but Mom and Dad had much more to do with it than me and I pretty much think that's the case with my sexual orientation too.  But this of course is NOT about me so, what do you think?

How about the celebrations - do we need so many?  Do we still need any at all?  As Pride Week begins here in San Francisco and visitors flood into town, I'd really be interested in your thoughts.  I might even comment on them later in the week.  The next few days though I am writing about some local lgbt heroes.

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