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Pride

June is LGBTQ history month and pride month.  It is a celebration of those that made their mark in the world, those that were there for us every step of the way, and a celebration of acknowledging who you are and being happy about it.

Here is the dictionary definition Pride.

Different people have different ways of celebrating and acknowledging it from a small, quiet celebration to a very big and flamboyant expression with parades and festivals.  Nearly every big city and most smaller cities have some type of celebration lasting from only a day to the entire month of June.

My own personal way of celebrating falls somewhere in between.  Sometimes I like the big extravaganzas, but they can be a bit overwhelming to anyone, even someone who has been out of the closet for more than 25 years.

I like to think that I celebrate every day by living my life for me, not as a phony and being grateful for the people and things that I have in my life.

For the rest of the Month of June, this blog will be part of my way of celebrating by sharing how Pride Month and  History Month are celebrated around the world with pictures, videos, news stories and exploring the history of the GLBTQ community

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  1. June 13, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Also “like” this post, Patrick! Have you ever been to Pride in Asbury Park?

  2. June 13, 2011 at 8:46 am

    “Like” this post, too! Have you ever been to Pride in Asbury Park???

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