Power of Personal Pride

No Parades? No Pride? Not a Problem! Thoughts on how to celebrate Pride amidst a pandemic.
JosephCocoJosephCoco
Jun. 13, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Whelp, with Coronavirus raining on everyone’s collective parade this year it looks like Pride is going to have to be a little different. Pride month has always been a time for celebration, the one time of year where you can feel safer being you. We take to the streets to celebrate each other and enjoy the fact that we’re able to exist out loud. Even if the rest of society is hostile, we know that in these celebratory spaces we’re among family. What happens when that is suddenly taken away? When we’re no longer able to congregate en mass, is there still Pride? Coronavirus has created a situation where so many people are trapped at home and potentially separated from the safety of their community. Many of us are swimming in hostile waters right now, with nothing but ourselves to keep us company. It could be bigoted family members, distance from our partner(s), or just not being able to go out and be around people. No matter the case, here are a few reminders of how much power you have as an LGBTQ person. You don’t have to be present to be present with each other. Even if we cannot see each other face to face, LGBTQ people are creative when it comes to being seen. We have online networks, we have our phones, we have so many ways to stay connected with each other. We have found ways to be loud and proud about our lives through magazines, through film, through every medium available to us! Whereas society has sometimes tried to push us out, we said “No!” and did everything in our power to deny that! Don’t be afraid to be creative during this Pride month. It doesn’t take talent or skill to be an artist or write out your thoughts and feelings, just do what feels right and it’ll be alright.
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You can still be loud and proud about Pride. Being loud is what prompted the many riots that formed the origins of Gay liberation in America and around the world. From the Compton Cafeteria Riots, Stonewall, to today, LGBTQ people have always had a personal pride that propels them forward. It takes a lot for a person to say “Enough” and put themselves at risk of police brutality. It takes so much strength to look in the face of a society that hates everything about you and want a different world for yourself. You can still spread information about key historical figures in the LGBTQ movement. You can talk to your family, if they’re not awful, about what it’s like being LGBTQ. Taking personal pride in the beautiful history you have with this community is just as important as taking to the streets in a parade. Taking care of your mental health is important. Isolation can do numbers on a person’s mental health. The same could be said for a community that exists as a minority within society. When was the last time you checked in with a friend or community member? Has anyone checked in on you recently? Coronavirus may have made large gatherings more difficult, but we can still exercise caution and see each other on a smaller scale. Do that, take the proper precautions, and make sure you’re not spending too much time alone. A community is only as strong as its weakest member, and it’s up to us to take care of each other. Pride is more personal this year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t be there for each other in a myriad of ways. There won’t be any parades, but that also means there won’t be anyone around to co-opt our experiences in the name of making money. This year is going to be different; we’re going to celebrate Pride organically and without as many distractions. I think that can be a good thing for everyone. When Pride comes around next year, we’ll all be a little bit better taken care of as a result. Be it by our own self or by the community around us, our pride will always be there no matter the circumstances.
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