#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.
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.
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.