It's Pride week and it got me thinking about my first year in Fredericton serving as fashion show chair for the pride committee. Back then the mayor even forbid us to distribute pride flags as they were seen as "encouragement" 🙄🙄 I thought about all of the HERstory speeches and stories of friends of mine struggling as gay and being locked up in things like school lockers and left there.
Around the same time ( maybe a year or two later) a transgendered individual I knew was assaulted in the bathroom at St. Thomas University for using the"wrong bathroom"
Guys, if you smash a plate and glue it back together, the cracks will always be there. Weak points will always remain even if it's patched up so tightly you can't see, those weak points can break too.
We are human beings, capable of being smashed. Scars will always remain. We have a strong enough of a supporting community that allows us to glue ourselves back together. But what I love most is how we fill our cracks with gold and glitter. We let our imperfections shine for others to see. So we can learn and become tolerant and understanding. Thank goodness for our incredible City of diversity and how far it's come.
Every single person you meet has a beating heart, easily as fragile as a plate, remember that.
Be kind. Love is love ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #cityoffredericton #frederictonnewbrunswick #frederictonnb #freddybeach #explorefredericton #tourismcanada #pride #pridemonth #lgbtq #lgbtqia #loveislove