Repping the rainbow since 1990 🏳️🌈 It's no longer Pride month, but as I was battling pneumonia (who even gets pneumonia?) I didn't get a chance to post! I did, however, noticed that an abundance of my straight friends were awfully quiet. The same people that splashed their Facebook with 'We Stand with Orlando' posts and rainbow filters following the Orlando shooting in 2016. The same people who attend Pride as an excuse to cover themselves in glitter, have a drink and a knees up. And, if I'm completely honest, the same people that probably wouldn't stand up and speak out if they heard casual discrimination. IT IS STILL A CRIME TO BE GAY IN 71 COUNTRIES. An actual crime, some of which carry the death penalty. Gay men in Chechnya are still being rounded up, tortured and murdered. In Bulgaria, a neo-nazi hate group organised an event on the same date as Pride, calling on people to "cleanse Bulgaria from the garbage". There have been over 15 trans women of colour murdered in the US since January 2017. It takes more than a Facebook filter to be an ally!