Pride is always an emotional time for me as a queer woman. I think visibility is important now more than ever so I want to share my experience as a queer married woman. I have always said that I’m attracted to people, not parts, and while I ended up marrying the man of my dreams I still identify not as heterosexual but as queer. I think it’s important for people to make space for everyone’s identities. I remember as a youngster feeling rejected by the gay community for being not gay enough, and fetishized or judged by the heterosexuals around me for being “bi-sexual” which never resonated with me either because it felt really limiting especially since I’ve deeply cared for trans individuals as well. For me pride is about accepting yourself in all your individuality and uniqueness and making space for everyone to love whoever they love and be whoever and however they want to be. I think as a kid I felt confused by wanting to be feminine but also being attracted to women- something I didn’t see any examples of around me at the time. I also really struggled being raised in a religious environment that judged homosexuality as a sin. I hope we can all help build a world that’s more accepting for the next generation, less interested in labels and gives more visibility to all lifestyles and orientations so kids don’t have to feel isolated, confused and ashamed when they don’t fit a certain mold. I’ve come to embrace myself and my sexuality in its uniqueness and fluidity.
Here’s a picture of me with my first love / girlfriend and one with my husband on our wedding day. Life is crazy and full of changes, and love is what makes it worthwhile. Love, in its many forms, is what saves us. Be yourself! Be proud ! 🌈✨Happy pride! ✨🌈 #loveislove#happypride