Friday, June 1, 2012

LGBT Love Stories

Here in the US, today starts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.  As our President, Barack Obama, said today, "The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story. From brave men and women who came out and spoke out, to union and faith leaders who rallied for equality, to activists and advocates who challenged unjust laws and marched on Washington, LGBT Americans and allies have achieved what once seemed inconceivable. This month, we reflect on their enduring legacy, celebrate the movement that has made progress possible, and recommit to securing the fullest blessings of freedom for all Americans."

As part of this movement, the Queer Etsy Street Team would like to share our stories.  Stories of discovering our sexuality, coming out, falling in love, and dealing with the backlash of not being "normal" in the eyes of our friends & family, co-workers & communities.  Each Saturday this month, starting tomorrow, you will find the story of one of our team members.  I hope that you will share them with others, pass them along, and spread the message that we *are* normal, that we share the same feelings and want the same things, and we have no reason to feel shame for how our love manifests.  These are our personal love stories.

1 comment:

CrowbirdieBeads said...

Bunny, I can hardly wait to see our stories up in this blog post. Your intro is beautifully written. Thank you.