There are some that say that waving our freak flag got us into this mess. Well I call bullshit on that.
Identity politics undoubtedly becomes the scape goat for all manner of ills, but it wasn't because we became prouder, louder or wanted access to a bathroom.
Our pride, and our volume, was what empowered others to want their fair share. It wasn't our voice or what we said that made them angry, it was their perceived lack of voice, their lack of pride, their absence of community.
Unfurl that freak flag, be who you want, stand up for who you are, and when people shout back, stand tall and maybe, just maybe, they'll learn to shout WITH you.
They deserve to be angry, but you do too. 📸🌈