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We love defiance. It’s what takes place in the face of odds often times bigger than you. You know the repercussions are a stones throw away but you push thru and march on anyway. This above Amnesty International photo handout proclaiming Uganda’s gay populace making history by endeavoring in their 1st ever gay pride march would top the listing of acts of defiance. It also serves, for us, a humbling piece of pie.
We are often asked why we don’t par-take in gay pride parades & the likes. And we always respond the same… We are gay everyday. It’s true, can’t help it. And we have always been perfectly at ease with walking out our door in a skirt, should the dress code deem it fashionable, in-spite of assured disapproving reactions. As such, we have always felt that we don’t need a parade to mark some sense of pride or affirmation for who and what we are. But we would never denounce anyone, or lessen its meaning, for the millions of dutiful participants.
But this act by Ugandans is more than a simple parade – something we dutifully admit we likely take for granted given our disdain for crowds and being stepped on. This march is bigger than what it translates to for the dozens of other cities that put on such fetes – Berlin, Amsterdam, NYC, Los Angeles, Madrid, et al. This is an uprising by an oppressed minority who face extreme retribution. And for such they deserve our support and accolades.
So as such we yell bravo and bid our Ugandan brethren a deeply felt happy pride! We’d totally make an exception and walk with pride with y’all.
For additional material on the festivities check The Advocates posting.