Long post ahead:
Yesterday was my first pride ever. I am so happy to be able to share my first experience with all of the wonderful people I have met! I even got to see an old friend! Thank you to everyone ❤ yall are beautiful!
I feel like representation is important. That is why I chose the genderfluid flag and wore it as a cape. I've had a few people mention I am a hero, and while im not sure that's true to myself, I will be the best genderfluid hero I can be for those who need me. I only saw one other genderfluid flag, and it was a little bitty one a beautiful person was waving around so happily and proudly. .
We are here and we are valid. .
Shout out to demisexuals, genderqueers, nonbinaries, asexuals, lesbians, intersex, and many more. Bisexuals and pansexuals deserve a shout out as well, I saw some flags but they were still few and far between. I love the rainbow flags, don't get me wrong. And seeing so many trans flags made my heart absolutely SING. The love and community that I felt yesterday where everyone was happy and queer and free was exhilarating. 💕 But I feel like those who are not as represented don't have as much support. There are gatekeepers and haters and other things they face every day, too. Even in our own community. I think as a community we need to see these underrepresented people and pour some love and support on them. Cause they need it. There is less visibility. There is less knowledge about them. There is less acceptance. If someone is presenting a different way than the stereotypical, tell them they are beautiful! The femme men need love, the nonbinary people need love, the trans woman or man who doesn't want surgery needs love, the cuddly asexual person needs love. We all do! So let's be inclusive and help them feel safe, accepted, and wanted in our queer spaces!🖤
I hope that someone else who was out there as genderfluid saw my flag and felt the love and support and validity they deserved. It's a tough spot to be in, and it makes things really complicated at times. Especially when you don't have someone to bounce any of your feelings and emotions off of. I see you. We are in this together. We are valid. And I love you 💜🖤