Monday, June 27, 2016

Day Before, Day After, Each and Every . . Pride

My First Parade Image Capture

A year ago yesterday, the White House and other sites were bathed in Rainbow Lights in celebration of the Marriage Equality ruling. How sweet that memory is in light of the news over the past year, especially over the past couple of weeks. 

My daughter, who has recently come out as bi-sexual, wrote me a card . . 

June 2016 
" . . . . I want to wish you a Happy Pride! Being yourself is so important in the whole scheme of things! I'm happy that you're happy and taking Pride in who you are, . . . "

Chicago's Pride parade was yesterday. One Million expected attendance meant there would about 999, 990 too many bodies for me, so mine wasn't there and because of work, my daughter wasn't there. 
Still, our  

Pride Runs Deep

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10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card from your daughter. I agree, so important to be who you are. It is stark to think that last year rainbow flags were filled with associations of progress and civil rights, and at this time the association is tragedy and loss (but rallying together to fight hate). Thinking of you and your daughter as you celebrate pride, with or without the crowded parade!

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    1. Thank you.

      Further reminder of how long and yet, short a year can be. So muchhas happened. :-(

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  2. You have a great daughter! I am so happy for you.

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    1. She is a pip. :-) Thank you.

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  3. Your daughter sounds like a sweetheart. I was unable to attend our local Pride last year because of health issues - this year, it was my daughter with the health issues. However, we were there in spirit. Happy Pride!

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    1. Maybe next year. :-)

      Happy Pride! Indeed!

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  4. What a beautiful gift from your daughter!

    My daughters are just happy to have lesbian parents who move furniture and know how to fix things : )

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    1. She's quite the cheering section. :-)

      Oh, I'm the fixer too! LOL

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  5. Happy Pride, D!

    I read a funny tweet by a writer from Autostraddle (hhoagie). Speaking about bisexuals and visibility, she said (in part) '...I think all bisexuals should start calling themselves "stormborns"...' That made me laugh.

    Cheers to you, and your daughter, and Happy Pride to all of us. :-)

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    1. And now I'm laughing. :-)

      Taking the cheers and returning in kind. Indeed Happy Pride to one, to all!

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