It’s been 50 years since Stonewall! Let’s stand together with Pride!
You don’t have to be LGBTQ+ to wonder if you are lovable. You just have to be human. But being LGBTQ+ just adds another layer onto that well-worn outdated belief of “I’m not worthy.” There are so many things that try to interfere with us bringing our true selves to the table. But it’s Pride Month, so why not step out of your own closet?
This week marks the 50th-year celebration of Stonewall. It’s a historic marker and one to truly celebrate – because it took so much courage to come out back then. I’m not quite that old, but I am old enough to have bottles thrown at me out of car windows when I dared to hold my girlfriends’ hand walking down the street. After I came out at age 18, I watched out of my bedroom window my father sneak around the corner of the house and cry. While my parents were supportive of me, meaning my Mom made sure to give every single girlfriend I brought home for Xmas a present, neither one of them told a single close friend that I was gay. In fact, at my mother’s memorial, when I introduced my wife, Julie, to one of her friends, she said to us, “We never knew. Come here, let me give you girls a hug.”
While times may appear to have changed, in some circles, they really haven’t changed that much. So no matter how big or small your city is, if they are having a march this month to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride, this is your opportunity to show your solidarity. Go get some rainbow clothes at the dollar store, pull on a rainbow colored feather boa. Celebrate to show the world how proud you are of our diversity and freedom as a nation and a global community.
No matter how often leaders or right-wing religions tell us there is only one way to love, you and I know better. Join your LBGTQ+ friends and family and make this a month of Pride.
Join me this month to show the world that we choose love.
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