30 days of pride tag

I saw this 30 days of pride tag on Ben’s blog, and I knew that I had to do it!

Rules

  • Credit the original author of the tag — Ace Of Bens
  • Make sure you copy and paste these rules and notes at the beginning of the tag.
  • Tag as many or as few people as you’d like!

Notes

  • This tag originally uses the word “queer” as an umbrella term for the LGBTQ+ community, but you are free to change it to whatever term or abbreviation you are most comfortable with for your own post.
  • You don’t have to be out to be proud of who you are. Therefore, you can still do this tag if you aren’t out to everyone you know, as long as you feel comfortable and safe doing it!
  • Don’t feel obligated to answer all of these questions or to even do this if you are tagged. I want this to be a fun pride month post, not a source of anxiety for anyone.
  • Happy Pride Month!

 

Black & Brown: People Of Colour — Who Is Your Favourite Queer Celebrity/Creator Of Colour?

Ooh, there are quite a few! I really like Janelle Monae, Billy Porter, Tan France & Karamo Brown, and Eugene Lee Yang.

Lavender: Diversity — Name A Piece Of Media (Movie, TV Show, Book, Podcast, Etc.) With Queer Representation That You Admire For Its Overall Diversity.

I absolutely adore Sense8, and I love Moonlight. So far I am also really enjoying Tales of the City which has just been released on Netflix. However I am always looking for more recommendations!! And obviously I read a lot of queer books – some recommendations can be found here and here!

Pink: Sex — What Are Your Sexual And Romantic Orientations And Gender Identity? (If You’re Comfortable Sharing!)

I am bisexual/biromantic, and with gender I’m not quite sure! Female for now, maybe enby?

Red: Life — What Point Of Your Life Were You At When You First Learned About The Queer Community? What Point Were You At When You Realised You Were A Part Of It?

I’m not really sure! I definitely remember seeing Thirteen from House as the first bisexual person/character I’d come across. It was definitely an enlightening moment – there was finally a word that made sense to me! Other than that, I think I did the ‘how to tell I am bisexual’ Google search, and a LOT of reading on tumblr.

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Orange: Healing — Community Is A Huge Part Of Healing. How Has This Community Helped You Become More Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

This probably sounds really cheesy and basic but it really has helped me just be myself, particularly online.

Yellow: Sunlight — What Is Something About The Queer Community And/Or Culture That Makes You Happy? Something You Find Joy Or Light In.

The fact that younger queer people are (generally) becoming more open about expressing and celebrating their experiences! I saw an adorable queer teen couple the other day, just happily being themselves in public, and I couldn’t stop smiling. I would have done anything to be able to be myself like that when I was younger. It gives me a lot of hope for the future.

Green: Nature — How Have You Grown Since Last Pride Month?

I’d like to think that I’ve learned more about other people’s queer experiences, particularly those of asexual, aromantic, and trans people. I’d like to think that I’ve tried to listen more, and stand up for others more.

Turquoise: Magic/Art — When You Found A Label That Fit Or Realized You Were Queer In Some Way, Was Your Moment Of Realization A Magical Feeling Of Relief?

Haha no! I was terrified, because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to express this part of myself safely. It was only when I went to university in the UK and actually met OTHER QUEER PEOPLE that I had the feeling of relief. It was like that moment in Love, Simon:

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Indigo: Serenity — Would You Say You’re At A Point Of Self-Discovery That You’ve Found Inner Peace With Your Gender And Sexual Identities?

Some days I would say yes, and some no! Gender is something that I’ve been thinking about a lot more recently. I’ve got some resources that I need to read over properly, and some Googling to do before I can really get a sense of my gender at the moment. It’s not been a painful journey, just a curious one, so far.

Violet: Spirit — How Are You Getting Into The Spirit Of Pride Month?

I think I’m getting into the spirit by…not making myself do things. This sounds weird, but hear me out. Last year I definitely felt like the only way I could celebrate pride was by doing what everyone else was doing. Going to parades, getting drunk, going to clubs, that sort of thing. Now I’m a bit more comfortable with myself, and I KNOW I don’t enjoy these things. Instead, I’m probably going to go on a picnic with some of my queer friends, and just enjoy reading fluffy queer romances. That’s much more my style.

If you want to do this tag, consider yourself tagged!

 

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