Being LGBT as a young teen is so confusing because all the media you consume as a child is very heterosexual and even if you’re brought up knowing being LGBT is okay, you assume that it only applies older people because you never see kids who are gay/trans/bi. When I realized I was gay I struggled not with the fact that I was gay, I thought that I was “too young” to know if I was. I spent hours on YouTube looking up young teens coming out and most of them had similar feelings. Representation matters

Fact: The first Pride was a riot. On June 28, 1969, the police were raiding a gay bar in New York called the Stonewall Inn. They were harassing people, arresting them, humiliating them and invading their space to be a community. They raided gay bars and made arrests regularly. But June 28 was different.

People were gathering outside to watch the arrests. Marsha P. Johnson, a Black trans woman, was at the Stonewall Inn celebrating her birthday. And I guess she must have had enough, because when they came for her, she said, “I got my civil rights!” and threw a shot glass against the mirror. Others joined her. They shouted, they threw bottles and bricks, and they drove the harassing cops out. They rioted for six days and the police failed to stop them. There were drag queens, QPOC, butch lesbians, sex workers, feminine gay men, queer people and gender nonconforming people of every description. All unified in a wider community of people who were marginalized by straight and cis society, people who were resisting those who kept them down.

And the next year, activists organized a remembrance on the one year anniversary. They came back together again and again, year after year. Forty-eight years later we are still coming back together. It is a celebration of what we have fought for and accomplished, both individually and collectively. But it is also a reminder of the diverse community we belong to, the people we must uplift and support and fight alongside all year long.

Pride

I’m proud to make part of this community, and you should too. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, Aromantic, Trans, etc. You all matter. No matter what people say, you are beautiful. So. Show your color, spread your beautiful wings and fly.

Be proud of who you are.

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Freeform Celebrates Pride Month | Freeform ft. Magnus and Alec

Here’s the Flash/Korrasami/Trimberly phone background as requested. (:
Sorry if this isn’t what you were asking for; I had a little trouble making it seem cohesive but this is what I came up with. Not my best, but if you’d like me to fix anything specific just let me know and I’ll do so. (:

-I do not own any of the drawings used to make this edit; all credit goes to original owners.

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Pride decorations made by my local library’s queer youth group. It’s hanging in the teen area and I couldn’t be happier. (I know one of the bi flags is upsidedown, the person who hung them didn’t know what they were doing and several of the flags ended up the wrong way. That one is the last one to be fixed and there wasn’t time, but it will be fixed soon.)

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ELLEN DEGENERES & PORTIA DE ROSSI LOOK LIKE TWO TEENAGERS IN LOVE

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi may be going on nine years of marriage, but that doesn’t mean their spark has fizzled! The longtime couple was spotted in West Hollywood on Tuesday, looking just like teenagers in love. They even engaged in a little PDA, laughing and smiling as they shared a kiss!

( Ok magazine 📝)