I've been hearing a lot about this so-called #pridefall campaign, about the planned media flash mobs from homophobic narcisists, and all I have to say is they don't deserve to win.
they don't deserve to win.
because nobody should have to hide
So as I sit here listening to motivational background music that @VAnotes2 kindly sent me, I hope to inspire everyone here
You. Don't. Need. To. Hide.
you have the right to love whoever you want, and nobody can tell you otherwise. The words that come out of their mouth don't matter. What matters is what's in your heart.
Love will always be stronger than hate, and today is no exception.
Never be afraid of who you are, and never be afraid to be proud.
I promise you, we WILL rise above this!
So please, stand with me against these narrow minded people, and join the side of love, instead of hiding in fear.
Join the side of PRIDERISE.
// It’s a shame that people who have just stopped hiding are being encouraged to hide again. We shouldn’t have to lock our profiles! We shouldn't have to live in fear of what narrow minded people say about us! We have the right thing o love who we want to love, and if we start hiding again, then they’re that much closer to winning. I know I won’t be hiding, and if anyone has a problem with who I am, they can tell em to my face instead of making silly slogans and campaigns. //
// They want us to fall. What they don't know, is that we will always get back up //
// "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr. //
// don't hide, don't be ashamed of who you are- stand up and fight //
// We will stand up for our beliefs //
// The thing they don't understand about pride is that we will only get louder the more they try and shut us up. They yell 'weak' while we use that 'weakness' to become stronger. And as they try to shove us all back into the closet we will be busy breaking down those doors(metaphorically - please don't use violence). What they don't understand is that WE are not the dying race here. They are. We will rise up and stand tall as their ignorance dies out. //
// People shouldn't have to hide from others because of who they love, or anything like that. We were made to be us, not to judge others about them. It's really sad that this whole thing has to happen in the first place, when people should just not judge others, especially if they don't get it. Because, they would only get it fully if they were like the others. But, sadly, people can't learn to just let others be themselves. For some reason, they feel that they have to constantly make others hide. They should be the ones ashamed, for being the ones to make others hide. //
// What have these people done wrong? i may not be one of them, but i will stand with you. I will always be there if you need someone to talk to. please do not fear, you are not alone, you have not done anything wrong, whatever people say. Do not be afraid, we are all in this together, no one will be left out, whatever happens. If people are mean, stand up together, no one is normal, we are all unique, no person should have to face this alone. //
// we wont fall, they will use up their energy telling us insults that we can ignore, hate cannot win, because they are fighting to change something, we are fighting to keep it the same, we should not be afraid, the human species is intelligent, we have more people on our side. we wont give in, we don't need to hide, we will win. //