Why Pride Matters

Sometimes we forget the battles that have already been fought

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Mourn the losses because they’re many, but celebrate the victories because they’re few. ~ Deb Novotny, Queer as Folk, S 3 Ep 14

Every year, Pride is a magical time of year when rainbows can be seen from every corner of Boston (including the statehouse), and celebration goes on from sun up to sun down each day. I love Pride.

Every year, though, it is met with opposition exclaiming “why don’t we have a straight pride parade?!” And, I feel like I need to give voice to why, as a gay man, I need pride, and why it is more than just a parade and confetti.

Pride is the celebration that has been denied to LGBT people on a day-to-day basis. Like the quote above, I’ve learned to mourn the losses, because they’ve been far too many. Pride is the celebration that doesn’t come along often enough.

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