I finally remembered how to get back on here. Score one for me. Now, let’s dive in.
THE SUPREME COURT DID AN AWESOME THING. Today, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is constitutional. This resulted in it being made legal that states can no longer ban gay marriage in the US.
Now, if you’re like me, you’re dancing in your room to Tegan and Sara, while wearing plaid, and throwing glitter and rainbows all over the place. Okay, maybe not. Probably not. I’m not even doing half of that. But there’s no denying that this is huge.
The LGBTQ+ community has been fighting for this for years, and now it’s here. Some people, they aren’t that happy about the situation (glaring in Scott Walker’s direction, with side eye), but that doesn’t stop the community from celebrating. We finally did it.
But, it’s also important to remember those who didn’t live to see today. The teenagers and adults that now lie six feet under and never got to see their dreams come true. Those who were treated so miserably that they didn’t hold on long enough to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But we have not reached the light at the end of the tunnel. We’re just much closer than we were before yesterday. We still have a fight to battle. We still have much to do. We still are yearning for the days where being a part of the LGBTQ+ community is just as important as being heterosexual. Where we don’t get shamed for being who we are. Where people of all varieties are seen, heard, represented, taken care of, and find happiness; instead of worrying about how being themselves may ruin the life they have ahead of them.
But we won. We got a line in the tally marks. But we’re going all or nothing. It’s not over. No, it’s just begun.
Happy last days of Pride Month, America. And for those LGBTQ+ community members, throw your rainbow flags in the air and celebrate for everyone. Show us your pride. : )
– Kenzie (aka: a proud LGBTQ+ community member)