We asked: Why do you celebrate Pride?
I celebrate Pride because as LGBT people we are often told by our communities, our governments and often even our loved ones that we are less than others and that because of our orientation or gender identity we don’t deserve equal treatment... much less be “proud” of who we are. We are such a diverse group of people across all races, genders, identities, religions… you name it! Pride is an important opportunity for all of us to come together and honor our past while celebrating our present and building our future. Happy Pride!