#Pride is a protest…It’s many other things, a celebration, festivals, marches a chance increasingly for many corporations and orgs to try and leverage their inclusive credentials or commercialise them to make us *feel* like they support us. It’s often cynical and performative
We as one global #LGBTQ+ community have to remember that our hard fought rights and improved safety are germinative, in many countries we are still actively oppressed and demonised. Here in 🇬🇧 while significantly more fortunate the tone and actions of our govt are worryingly hostile while significantly more fortunate the tone and actions of our govt are worryingly hostile.
Whatever your personal politics, the fact our so-called “Equalities Minister” .@trussliz has sided with bigots who harm #LGBTQ community repeatedly over listening or delivering – refusing to #banconversiontherapy now vilifying our respected charities such as @stonewalluk is scary.
Protests are a spark, a defiant flicker of hope for something else. Change, progress. Small flames are delicate they need to be refuelled to last. We have come a long way with #LGBTQ#Pride but there is so much more to do “No Pride for some of us without liberation for all of us”.
The biggest protest about #pride is refusing to accept the shame and prejudices forced upon us. By politicians, religions, families and others – we in the #LGBTQ community are a kaleidoscope of powerful, creative and beautiful souls and people. Do not apologise for who you are.