On the eve of Pride I think we should revisit Our Lady’s speech at Rome Pride last year:
These are the stories that speak out in the defense of love. We are here today because we are not less valuable. We are here to proclaim our strength, our steadfastness, and our intelligence. We will not be treated as anything less than human.
On a gay scale of one to ten, I’m a Judy Garland-fucking-42.
And I ask governments, with you, worldwide, to facilitate our dream of equality. Help us stand together peacefully. Please, do not divide us. I am aware and respectful of religious histories and books. I am compassionate towards young people and families who sacredly honor their lineage. But I am asking the world, simply: acknowledge the change. Modern social issues are real. They are serious. And the laws that confine them have an overarching effect on humanity. The precedent set by the government is so influential and that is why we are here, because it regards that some of us LGBTs may never have an equal seat at the table. But we will.