Saturday, June 23, 2007

Happy Pride!

Brunch EntertainmentRecently, over dinner, a friend posed the question, "Being Pride month, what are you proud of?" My answer was, "Uhm.. I don't know. Staying at my current job for more than a year?" Not that I have a habit of switching jobs often, but that my behavior around my co-workers haven't landed me a couple of hundred sexual harassment lawsuits.

Anyway, after thinking about the question, it dawned on me that I wasn't especially proud of being gay - not that I'm not proud either. I just didn't separate myself into those attributes.

I guess I'm saying that I'm proud of myself; all 5'8" gay Asian of it. It doesn't need to be June either. Which isn't at least surprising considering how accepting New York City has become; all the gay bars, all the weekly gay parties, Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen.

But I can understand how Pride month is still relevant, especially to demonstrate to everywhere else in the world that it's happening.

So if I was asked the same question, "What am I proud of?", I would answer, "I'm proud of belonging to this wonderful city, and how accepting it has grown to be. And not being fired yet."

Happy Pride ya'll!


GrooveTheory said...

here! here! well said. Happy Pride to you too sweetie. I'm actually off to the city now and act "proud" :D

Tuna Girl said...

Good answer.