NYC Pride 2017


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Sunday June 25 2017 marks one of the most fun events I’ve been to in New York City. And the fact that it’s for the purpose of celebrating something as special as gay rights just makes it all the better. I was very grateful to get invited by a new good friend of mine Tyisha to walk with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation‘s bus, and as excited as I was, this day was beyond my expectations.

The energy of this parade was completely matched by the energy of the crowd, which was full of smiles and cheer that were all so purely positive. It was amazing to see people of all types of backgrounds, classes, etc all come together to celebrate the LGBT community. It amazes me that in today’s world this is still an issue, knowing that people in certain countries are getting killed for their preferences. As a straight white male I’m about as privileged as it gets, but it angers me to know that there is so much hate against a group of people for this absurd reason. My pride for this day was knowing that I live in one of the most progressive cities in one of the most progressive countries in this world. I love New York so much for this reason and I couldn’t be happier to be a part of it.

In the end, I don’t care who you are or where you come from, there is no reason to discriminate against someone for their sexual orientation. This is humans loving humans and between consenting adults none of this should matter at all. Love is love is love. Happy to share a few smiles with you.

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