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Grateful for GAY RIGHTS.

July 6, 2013

Last weekend was Gay Pride weekend in San Francisco.  We all knew it had the potential to be a special one with the pending DOMA/Prop 8 decisions scheduled to be made the week before.

I woke up Wednesday morning and checked Facebook first thing like I always do to catch up on current events (kidding… not kidding).  That morning I was floored to see all the posts about gay marriage and equal rights.  We won!  The gay community was granted equal rights to marriage in California!

Of course I knew all my beloved gay friends wanted equal rights to marriage.  But what struck me was hearing and seeing (via FB posts) how far past “marriage” it went for them.  They didn’t feel like equal human beings, people. Not only had they not been granted the right to marriage, they were not granted the right to live as a valued and respected HUMAN.

The Supreme Court decision not only granted the gay and lesbian community the right to marriage, it showed them that the world views them as valuable as the straight community is.  They’re gay and that no longer means they’re “less than.”  It made me cry in both happiness and sadness to learn that they ever felt that way, and that they no longer did.

I love my gay community and have never been more proud to be an ally and supporter.

I’m grateful to live in an era when their exisistence is loved, valued and raised up by the powers-that-be.

To be honest, no blog or Facebook post could ever capture that feeling, but these were a few that stuck with me:

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I walked down to the Castro last Wednesday to, as I put it, “feel the vibe and hug a few gays.”

I feel so honored and blessed to have been in San Francisco last week and to have been part of this historic celebration.

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I took a while to create this post because I knew it would be impossible to capture the feelings.  So I’ll rely on a FB post again.

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I love love, and am grateful for a world where love is just love.

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