Pride Comes In All Colors…


“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–Barack Obama

*** This is not a post to bash, humiliate, judge, deride. It is not a sermon to discuss right or wrong.  So, it is my hope that you will not just click to the next post on your reading list.***

June is Pride Month

Gay pride truly started way back in 1969 at Stonewall In.  The gay people grew tired of the persecution from the authorities, their raids on them which were very frequent.  This frustration boiled over and the gay community decided to fight back, this lasted for three days.  Bystanders were heard calling out “Gay Power”, someone started to sing “We Shall Overcome”.

The fight drew more people to gather to see what the commotion was about.  People were also heard shouts of “Fagot cops”, “Pigs”.  This was the beginning of the coming together of the gay people.

In 1973 the American Psychiatric Association removed homosexual from the list of mental illnesses.

In 2014 the United States Supreme Court struck down all of the bans for gay marriage.  It then was legalized.

The are many lessons that can be gleaned from this movement here is what I think:

  • Anything worth having is worth fighting for
  • We are all part of the same race, the human race
  • We all have a inner desire to love and be loved
  • Name calling and shaming needs to stop
  • We may disagree with something but they may also disagree with you

So dear reader, I want to raise a salute to all those who paved the way through the years for the freedom of LGBTQ community!

15 thoughts on “Pride Comes In All Colors…

      1. I have many friends in the LGBTQ community and this is a topic that I hold dear to my heart. Regardless of sexuality, race, religion or political standing we all need to be kind and take a few minutes to learn about one another. It may not cure the world but it’s a step in the right direction I believe.

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      2. I totally agree Angie!
        I am no longer in the constraints of the pulpit.
        It was the reason I originally called my blog “Rethinking Scripture”,
        What I find amazing is that I have not received any blow back.
        Everyone is a person who needs love, understanding, friends to lean on, to talk to, etc.,
        They accused Christ of being with the ‘wine bibbers”. I believe He would be talking to the Gay Community without prejudice!

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  2. I love this post! For too long, those in the LGBTQ community have been brutalized over their lifestyle and it’s wrong on so many levels! Thank you for bringing attention to this! I believe that everyone deserves to be treated equally and with dignity!

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