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Pride Month Edition

Updated: Jul 14

Love is Love...

Good Thyme Gal Blog Pride Month Edition

I must admit that there once was a time in my life when I didn't understand the nuances of sexuality as a whole. Yes, I knew I was a female and therefore did things that would be deemed "sexy" but at that time had someone asked me about my sexuality I would have been lost.

I am so glad in 2023 we understand the word and have expounded upon it. People feel seen and heard. That is the most important thing you can do for a friend and a neighbor no matter their sexual orientation. See them and listen to them. It is also a great way to make friends. Especially in a world where it can seem a little hard to do so.

Pride month is just not about sexuality, it is also a time to celebrate civil rights heroes who helped make so many laws that help make our country the great place it is.

When Did Pride Begin?

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Pride Month began after a series of gay liberation protests in 1969. Modern-day Pride Month honors the movement for LGBT rights as well as the LGBT culture.

The Stonewall Riots were a series of spontaneous protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village queer bars, and neighborhood people fought back when the police became severely aggressive. The riots are widely considered the historic event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

What is Gay Culture?

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LGBT culture is a culture shared by LGBTQ. It is sometimes

LGBT culture includes:

Works by famous LGBTQ

political figures

Historical figures identified as LGBT

An in-depth understanding of LGBT social movements

Figures and identities present in the LGBT community; drag kings and queens, pride parades, and the rainbow flag.

LGBT communities support, movements for civil rights promoting LGBT rights.

Not all LGBT people identify with LGBT culture.

This pride month, I challenge you to have a conversation with your friends and partner about your sexuality, and why you feel you are whatver orientation you are. This exercise can allow you to feel empathy and, get a better understanding of some of the emotions these individuals face. Also, watch some LGBT movies and tv shows. It's a great way to broaden your understanding of the culture and bond.

Pride month is all about inclusion and allowing that inclusion to be a bridge for us all to be our authentic selves. No masks. Just us with our arms raised high to the heavens. Our heads are tilted back, as we bask in the light of love. Love always wins.

I don't want to sit here and write this post as if I am not aware of the political unrest that is going on. Instead of pertinent gun laws being passed, they are playing with the livelihood of one vulnerable demographic. We must celebrate this month harder than any before. We must show them that love truly does win.

Thanks for reading our Pride Month Edition. Happy Pride !

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