The theme for the stories to be shared in July is ‘Pride’.
The Pride season is truly upon us. Celebrations have taken place in Berlin, Tel Aviv, New York, Rome and San Francisco, to name but a few. Over the next month or so, other cities like Madrid, London, Hamburg and Amsterdam are due to follow suit.
Pride means different things to different people. There are some who feel Pride is no longer relevant and now a dated concept, there are some who feel it does not portray ‘gay life’ and is a misrepresentation of what being same gender loving is. On the other hand, there are some who feel it is just as relevant today as it was in the 80’s and 90’s. There is a lovely write-up in Wikipedia which encapsulates many of the intentions behind Pride, check it out.
Regardless of how one feels about Pride, many of us have stories about it – first Pride attended, watching the parade go by, hooking up with a potential beau, experiencing Pride in a country other than the one you live, taking your parents on a march. Even those who have never been to a Pride event have stories, they have stories of moments from their lives when they have stood with Pride as someone who is same gender loving – this after all is what Pride truly signifies – ‘that we are okay as we are and that we stand proudly in that knowledge’. Yes, I’m sure our stories are indeed endless when it comes to Pride.
So over the month of July, visit to read the stories of other fellow travelers and hear about their Pride stories. And if you are inspired to share your story, we are here, gathered around the fire waiting to hear your tale. Your story does not need to be about the event ‘Gay Pride’, it could be Pride in another context.
You can send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.