As much as I love the Pride festivities, I can’t help but think about what happens after. People are still bullied, ridiculed, degraded because of their sexual orientation. There are people who attend the parade to show their support, and then there are some who use it as an excuse to get intoxicated, but the majority are there to express who they really are without having to worry about what others think of them. I hate knowing that for some people, this is the only date and time that they can do that.

Sure, the colors are bright and promote equality, but in the end it’s all about the feelings. Feeling safe, feeling confident, and not being afraid to be feel proud.

It should be Pride every day.