30 Days of Pride Tag

I got so excited when I saw that Ben from @AceofBens tagged me in this new tag!!! It’s so fun and the perfect way to start the best month of the year. Thank you Ben!!!

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!

AceofBens

Black & Brown: People Of Color — Who Is Your Favorite Queer Celebrity/Creator Of Color?

It’s so hard to narrow this down!!! Okay, here’s a few I adore: Karamo Brown, Janelle Monáe, Stephanie Beatriz, and Hayley Kiyoko!! (but there are like a million more)

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

Looks like I’m stealing Ben’s answer for this, but Brooklyn Nine Nine. That show never fails to blow me away with not only it’s diversity, but it’s constant amazing handling of diverse topics that most shows would shy away from.

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

I’m cisgender, bisexual/biromantic woman. I will also sometimes identify as pan or queer, but I most often use bi as my label.

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 Realized You Were A Part Of It?

I grew up in a very small, very conservative town. While there were queer people around me, it was never explained and always brushed off as “just friends” and whatnot. I didn’t really learn about the queer community until around 6th grade, but at that point kids mostly were using those labels to bully other kids. However, once I heard the term “bisexual” in 7th grade, I knew it applied to me and that I was a member of this community.

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

This community has been such an important part of my life. It helped me accept myself by showing me people like me living good lives and being proud of who they are. It taught me that I didn’t have to be ashamed, and that I could still be me and be loved by my family and friends. The online community also helped introduce me to aspects of the community I wouldn’t have known about growing up where I did.

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

I just love the amount of support and pride in this community. Not just in ourselves and accepting ourselves, but with people we’ve never met before. Most people are so accepting and nonjudgmental, just wanting to help raise people up and encourage self-love.

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

For some reason, in my head it’s still 20-gay-teen so being confronted with the passage of time is a little strange right now. But in all seriousness, I’ve grown a lot since last Pride Month. For me, the biggest step was accepting that some people are just not going to accept this aspect of who I am. Including people very close to me. I’ve always thought I could change their minds and make them understand how this is a part of who I am, but in the past few month’s I finally realized that that isn’t possible. They love me in the best way they can, and I can’t keep stressing and hurting myself trying to make them love this part of me too.

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?

My friend first introduced me to the label “bisexual” in 7th grade, and it was less of a huge moment and more of a “yeah that makes sense for me” type thing. Because I had known my whole life I was different, so there was no huge moment of realization. However, it definitely was a relief to see I wasn’t alone in feeling that way, and to know that so many people were like me that we had our own label.

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?

I don’t know. I still struggle with a lot of it. I’m still learning a lot about myself, and figuring out which labels stick and if I should be adding more (specifically demisexual- but thats a whole lot of thinking to do on my part). I do think I have found some peace knowing that no matter what, I’ve found a home in this community.

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

This is the real question. I have no fun plans for Pride Month and it makes me so sad! I do plan on wearing rainbow/pride stuff as often as I can, but due to my town being a little conservative, I have to be careful with that. I’m also hoping I can go to (at least) one pride parade this year! I’m also planning on trying to watch/read more queer stories. I’ve picked out a few books I want to get into, and some shows I need to marathon.

Tagging to do the 30 Days of Pride Tag: Everyone! If you see this and want to do it- consider yourself tagged!

2 thoughts on “30 Days of Pride Tag

  1. Ben Ace says:

    Happy pride month, Cait! And thank you for doing the tag! It’s totally fine to repeat answers because Brooklyn Nine Nine is a gem and needs to be talked about! Lol Also, referring to your Green answer, it’s 20BiTeen now! It’s our year! 😁💖💜💙

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