Some pictures I took about a year ago when I went to #LAPride 🌈💖✨
In honor of Pride Month, I'd just like to remind my fellow LGBTQ+ family that there is NOTHING wrong with you.
Hate is taught, love is human.
However you identify your sexual orientation or gender identity, it is valid. And don't let anyone take that away from you.
I know how it feels to be called a "fag" or a "butt plugger" on multiple occasions. To get dirty looks from cashiers or people in the streets just because I'm happy with a man. To have your own family struggle with accepting you and your lifestyle. I know how it feels to be uncomfortable in a church, wanting nothing but happiness with God and your religion, being told you're going to Hell for who you are.
I know how it feels to feel worthless because of who you are.
But I also know how it feels to be loved. That the hate is never worth your time, energy, or even effort. Just because someone invites you to an argument, doesn't mean you have to attend it.
You learn so much about yourself and grow into an amazing person against the prejudices and marginalization within your own life.
Never let anyone take away the chance to be happy and be in love with yourself as well as with someone else. Never let any situation define you. Take control of it and define yourself.
It's okay if some people don't understand, they don't have to. All you can do is try, and that's it. All you can do is understand yourself and your own happiness, cleansing yourself of their hate and confusion.
That's their reality, and this is yours.
There will ALWAYS be people who will love and support you. Just because they might not be there now, doesn't mean they don't exist.
And if you are an Ally (someone who supports the LGBTQ+ Community), we appreciate any and all support that Allies give, however. It helps more than you'll ever understand. 💖🌈💯
The point is that life isn't easy for anyone. We all need love and support in some way or another. Don't waste your time hating anyone else for who they are, or even yourself for it.
BE WHO YOU ARE UNAPOLOGETICALLY!!! 🌈🙏🏼‼️💘🎉💯✨💘🌈💥