fridays are fucking fabulous

11 Jun

let’s have some pride. and just so you know pride actually means this:

pride |prīd|noun1 a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

and gay pride is a concept of feeling pride about one’s sexuality. so i don’t know if i actually have gay pride per se. i’m not ashamed, so one need not think that is the issue. and i get that this is symbolic and it represents a fight or a war to be more accurate that is still on going. i believe in recognition and i believe in fighting for a cause and i believe in loving myself, but pride is this really interesting word. it actually has some pretty deep rooted negative connotations, especially for those of us who were raised religious.  but i’m gonna go with it. i’m going to be prideful. not prideful in the sense that i wear very little clothing and paint my body to walk down santa monica blvd, but pride in that i will stand up for what i believe.

so today i went to lunch with a work friend. you know the type, they are great, but you only go out to lunch a few times a year. so you keep it pretty general. today she was asking me about “boyfriends” and what “my plans are” and normally i just smile and say, “no boyfriends for me.” but today i decided to go for it. cause i’m proud? i still don’t know about that word, but i’m not ashamed. and i do have a feeling of satisfaction when i tell someone i’m gay especially when they put their arm around me and say, thanks for telling me that. i feel like i know you better now.

happy gay pride everybody!

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