Wikipedia states that Pride Month or Gay Pride is; Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. If you need more to educate yourself, you can check out more here. I know me, myself as Shawn, the writer of this article, I still need education on this topic. We all do.
Freedom Is The Right Of All Sentient Beings
Fuck yeah they do. There is a line in Community about “never meet your heroes”. This along with “never read the comments” are good, healthy words to live by. Most individuals people would cite as “heroes” are probably decent people, but a lot of them are not. This is why my Hero is a fictional robot. I can never meet Optimus Prime outside of the stilt walker at Universal Studios, and that kinda doesn’t count for what we are talking about here. If someone were to ask you to explain the Dungeons and Dragons alignments, Lawful Good is probably easily, if not bestily described as Optimus Prime.
I can’t remember if he said it in the Bay movies, or if it came up in the 80’s cartoon, but regardless, “Freedom Is the Right Of All Sentient” beings are some freaking words to live by. An inept individual might be all like, “Hell yeah! All lives matter!” That’s not the point you dolt. If your credo, life goals, tenants of your faith, Twitter posts, or day-to-day speech involves the oppression of people just because they are different, well, you might be the villain in your own life story. At the least, you are the villain in someone else’s. That is not a good place to be, my dude.
This piece was done by Casey Coller and John-Paul Bove. Both are Allies. Its kinda my go-to for this month. The best I can do is point out a bunch’a fascists or bigots railing against something that isn’t part of their narrow-minded mythos. Actually, that is not true, the best I can do is listen and learn. I honestly do not know enough about the struggles of the LGBTQ community other than its hard simply because a bunch’a white people feel threatened. So yeah. I love this image. Thanks to those guys for making it.
Support Pride Month. A lot is going on in the world right now, and its safe to say everyone’s attention is divided between 1000 different things. It takes nothing but a bit of your time to be an Ally and show your support. A good place to start is the Trevor Project.
We are going to post a few more articles in the coming days from our Vorpal Tales LGBTQ members. Watch for those. I’m gonna read them and love them because I need to know more.