The Month of June is upon us and it’s the one month out of 12 when we are allowed to be proud and celebrate being “different” from the rest of the world. It’s also that time of the year where we see rainbow flags outside of gay friendly businesses as a welcome to come in and spend money, people start their crash diets to fit that perfect Pride outfit, and then the always over the top Pride Parties. But once the week is up, it goes right back to normal as if all that fanfare and celebrating didn’t happen. What is the purpose of Pride?
There’s no parade down the street for the average person trying to live in a world that deems them “un-natural”, just real life and it is certainly no parade for most. So that leaves the question, what is the real meaning of Pride? After all the time we focus on planning, primping and prepping for Pride to make just one day memorable, what is it all for and have we missed the meaning?