So, it’s that time of year for Gay Pride celebrations. I’m all for people celebrating who they are and I understand what struggles people of that sexual orientation have gone through. I don’t hate people for being gay, but do we really need those parades? Do we need celebrations like this every year? I don’t get it, but it’s not my call. Go do what you want and I won’t judge you for it or protest it.
Throughout British Columbia lower mainland, the cities have been painting crosswalks with the rainbow flag. Okay, fine, that doesn’t affect me so it’s not something I’m going to complain about. I’m certainly not going to vandalize it like someone did in Cloverdale ten days after it’s painted. Why would you deface that symbol? You’re not going to change anything and you’re just showing you’re a jerk who hates gay people. Just go do your thing and let people celebrate who they are. I don’t have to be part of the celebration, but I would never deface such an important symbol to so many people.
Now, this post may seem contradictory, but I hope my point got across well enough. I’m not trying to be a jerk, and you can definitely disagree with anything that I say. I’m just trying to say that I support people who are gay, but I’m not going to participate in the festivities. I guess you could say I’m neutral. I would never vandalize or hurt someone for being gay, and I don’t see the need for a parade. Even still, I don’t care if it happens if it makes people happy. I hope this comes across okay and if it doesn’t, then I guess there’s nothing I can do about other people’s thoughts and reactions.