There have been an increasing number
of right-wing attacks on our community
over the past year, it is true.
But do not despair!
We haven't come this far to be
scared off by today's bullies!
Take heart in the enduring
nature of queerness, everyone!
And in our ability
to fight and resist!
Leo Herrera, Mexican writer and LGBTQ+ activist, on ‘Don’t say Gay’:
“’Don’t Say Gay’ gives me church giggles. They’re still trying to get rid of us? When will they understand our Queerness floats to the top like cream and explodes when it’s buried? They can draft their bills, and ban our books and social media, wipe the cream pie off Anita Bryant’s face, clear their priests Grindr history but it’s too late. Queerness can’t be contained because it is the container. The hinges on Pandora’s box and the rub marks on Aladdin’s lamp. The sea glass their child already picked up, while they shielded their eyes from our sun and turned their back on our ocean. Volatile, elemental, sacred, everywhere, sacred. Always.”
Thanks to everyone who read these posts,
left comments, told their stories, came out,
and had fun at my blog this month!
See you again at next year's
In the meantime, continue
to be proud every day!
And as the old saying goes --
KEEP ON TRUCKIN'!