Today I am off to Pride one of the comments I usually get is why and when is straight Pride?
Honestly if you are asking when straight pride is you are part of the problem.
Why I go to Pride?
I went to my first Pride by accident at 6 years old we moved to Brighton on pride weekend and ever since I have been an ally. Mother Goose remembers the conversation vividly me: “mum why are the two men kissing” Mother Goose: “they love each other like mummy and daddy love each other” and that’s all I needed.
On a little bit of a sad note (Both Mother Goose and I cried while I wrote this bit) while we lived in Brighton Mother Goose made friends with David the most wonderful Queen I have ever met and my beautiful Gay uncle after three years of actual sparkle’s and rainbows we moved and 2 weeks later Dave died due to unforeseen circumstances so we go to pride in honour of his memory. David called himself a Queen and even though he left us he still retains his title.
I made Mother Goose cry so I’m going to add this story in to hopefully make her laugh because I know she reads my posts. I was at boarding school and wasn't home for this story but I love the smile on Mother Goose’s face when she retells it. Her and David had gone for an Italian and they had in Mother Goose’s own words and beautiful waiter that came to take their order and she got a little flirtatious so David stepped in and announced quite clearly to the whole restaurant “she’s married and has a kid, I’m single and I want your number” they waiter scurried off with the order and Mother Goose excused herself to go the toilet. When she came back David told her “can we hurry this along I have a date to get to”. While getting her to proofread this post she let slip after 18 years the brilliant detail that she dropped them off or the date at the Queen Victoria pub.
So, after that nice fluffy detail, let's get back to what an ally is an ally a heterosexual person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, LGBT social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Why do we still need pride?
A Colorado mother says her 9-year-old son took his life last week because of anti-gay bullying from his classmates. (Aug 28 2018)
12-year-old killed himself after being bullied for coming out as bisexual (March 13 2018)
15-year-old trans boy killed himself after school ‘refused to use his new name’ (Sept 1 2017)
This is why we still need pride!
People need to know its okay to be themselves and its okay to be different
A brief history of Pride
On June 28, 1969, a riot broke out at the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in downtown Manhattan. Police had been known to raid the club from time to time, but on that night, the patrons fought back against police discrimination and the police intended to arrest everyone in the club that night because of their resistance. As they waited for assistance to arrive, a crowd gathered outside the bar, trapping the police inside Soon, patrol wagons arrived to transport the patrons to prison. A protest broke out, with police and community members clashing through the night, and for the rest of the week. Night after night, more and more protesters returned to Christopher Street, where Stonewall is located, to protest the mistreatment and discrimination they suffered at the hands of the police. Originally, Pride was a political demonstration to voice LGBT demands for equal rights and protections. It wasn’t until 1991 that Pride began to resemble what it is today: a celebration of queer life and sexuality in addition to a political and social demonstration.
Here is a link that shows all the countries where being gay is still a criminal offence