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Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 7.23.11 AMIt has been so long since we have made the time to attend Pride festivities. We used to love to attend the festivals and parades in Portland. But since we have lived near Philly, life has just been so busy that when June rolls around (my favorite month) we just have not made it to the City of Brotherly Love to enjoy the Pride season.

What is Pride all about in your community? What does Pride month mean to you? What has been your favorite part about the festivities? Mine used to be simply walking in public with my partner hand-in-hand with no one staring at us like we were some sort of societal pariah.

Years ago, before FB and G+ and other social media, in the blog world this season was also an opportunity to share one’s “coming out” story. Here’s a couple links to posts that I shared way back then. What is your coming out story? What does LGBTQ mean to you?


http://www.phillygaypride.org

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Ah! It’s good to be back “home” online… to feel free (safe) again – to write, report equality news, express, vent and connect with the online community.

Thanks to the guardian!


I was sidelined by trolls (one, two and three) at WordPress in 2010 & tried to blog occasionally from Blogger, hoping to avoid trolls. By 2012 my blogging expressions had eventually slowed to a halt.

There are guardians everywhere around us… let us tune our spirits to “see,” and purpose in our souls to be the same protectors to the vulnerable amongst us all.

For example, there are a world of transgender teens all around us who have been marginalized, rejected, threatened, misunderstood. With the newest news coverage of Caitlyn Jenner and the very public transition journey from born a male Olympian, to becoming a very public re-born female trailblazer.


Transgender teens hope Jenner inspires acceptance.

Read On!

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2015/06/02/28352153/

Each of us can carry the torch and blaze a trail safe enough for all transgender teens to be able to safely arrive at their destination.

Read On!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/news/transgender-teens

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And Time did tell! Evidently a twenty-five year study shows kids of lesbian couples are the recipients of a great parenting environment in which to be nurtured and reared.

There are many struggles that gay and lesbian families cope with on a regular basis. Such as: not being acknowledged in their communities as “real” families, constant barrage of persecution from ex’s or other family and friends who come to the table with their own acrimony, compounded by the lack of family and relationship protections (“rights”) in our country for non-traditional families — these are just some of the challenges. Granted, all families have challenges! Whether they are comprised of “nuclear” or blended, or LGBT members… safely guiding children to adulthood is not for the faint of heart!

It is nice to get a little good news like this from the “mainstream media” in times like these — in the midst of the tornado that is life lately. No matter how many longitudinal studies there are, there will always be detractors. But for today, it’s nice to have some sort of good news along the long, weary, bumpy journey.

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I was thinking the other day as I waited for the Sears repair man to arrive. It was a long thought train… and an even longer wait however because he never showed up! He scheduled the service/repair of one of my appliances like 2 weeks out, and by the time that day had arrived, I was more than ready for him to ride in on his shiny white tool box and magically fix my appliances! Like I said, that didn’t happen. And it didn’t happen the next day either. Come see the slacker side of Sears! LOL. They’ve come a long way since Bob Vila… but who needs Bob Vila anyway? Not me! Look at him sitting there just slackin’ off in that recliner! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was not a happy Sears customer that day! Oh no! Sears had left me high and dry! Well… actually high and wet, as it were, because it was my dryer that was broken. But then I realized that I had something better than a service/repair plan, better than a service tech, or repair dude. I already had a handy lesbian in the house with plenty of tools of her own! Not only did she repair the appliance that Sears dropped the ball on, but she fixed the kitchen plumbing as well… and without that unsightly hairy plumber’s crack! HA!! Now that’s what I call a service plan! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am quite sure this is one of my top 100 reasons I am glad I am a lesbian. ๐Ÿ™‚

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