Monday, 4 October 2010

I'm getting on my soapbox

A lot of my friends are gay, including some of my best friends. I have been to Pride in London twice now, it's always fun, but it's important. It's important to celebrate our differences, to celebrate the struggles and triumphs that the gay community have had. I love my friends, they are so important to me. I get called a 'fag hag', mostly by Aleks, but my friend Holly coined the term 'fagulous' and I much prefer it.
I mentioned Kate Bornstein's contribution to the It Gets Better project on Youtube. I highly recommend checking it out, especially if you know anyone struggling with their sexuality. It was launched because of a spate to teen suicides in the US.
The world needs more beautiful, brilliant, talented, funny, smart and kind people in it, not less. If you take yourself out the world, the world suffers, we need more love, less hate. More acceptance and understanding, less ignorance and bigotry.
I don't want to hear stories of more lights going out, it's heart-breaking. You matter. Whoever you are.


  1. I have some gay friends & I could care less of their sexual orientation. They are good friends to me & that is all that matters. If they want support I'll give it to them. Your right we need to embrace the differences in the world. Without the differences wow we'd all be boring! Good for you going to the parade! Sounds like you had a blast!

  2. That's exactly it Melanie, it shouldn't matter what your sexual orientation is, it should just matter whether you're a good person or not.
    I support my friends no matter what, and they are the same with me. It's the reason we're friends.
    And we would indeed be incredibly dull if we weren't all so very different. xx.

  3. I don't need any bright, funny, talented or kind people in my life when I have you.


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