Pride to Everyone

July 7, 2012
By Anonymous

I'm lesbian. I very strongly believe in God. I go to church every Sunday. I'm the only one in my family that goes. Yet, some people don't want me there...because I'm gay.

I have a friend who has the worst self-esteem...because she's overweight. She's beautiful, she's just a size 18. So, everyone's got something to say.

Or let's reverse it, my skinny friend is trying to gain weight because people snicker that she's anorexic.
And my church friend gets bullied because he believes in God openly.
Oh and my mom because she's a cocktail waitress, but it was the only job she could find to provide for her family in this economy. Or I won't lie I have gay friends who laugh at straight couples.

What I want to know is why is everyone hating? Because they're haters? Why don't I believe that? My 8 year old sister got upset because someone laughed at her for having frizzy hair. You know what my mom said, "Don't feel bad everyone gets picked on about something." This is true, but I want to know why. Because it builds character? More like destroys your self-esteem. Make you doubt you can trust people,doubt you can be yourself around people.

But don't feel bad for my little sister she dose the same thing to anyone else that's different from her.

You know what? I am proud of who I am. It took me a long time to get to this point especially with all the haters in this world trying to knock down what was just put up and still a house of glass, but I got there. I call myself crazy wonderful. Why? Because when the neighbors see me walking down the street they either go to the other side or hide in a bush. But I don't care and I say hi to them whether they like it or not. I have pride for my crazy self.

They have this thing called 'Gay Pride' (I did say I was gay) and what I have to say is why does it have to stop at gay pride? Have some I'm really weird pride. Or maybe I'm in the plus sizes and extra curvy pride. Wave the I've never been kissed pride flag, and march down the street with a I have a fast metabolism so call me a stick if you want to banner. Be proud of who you are and whatever you do don't try to burn down someones pride flag even if you were just accidentally playing with matches. Everyone should be proud. I'm giving Pride to Everyone.


Crazy Wonderful

The author's comments:
P.S. Random fact of self pride: My motto is 'Boom' and that happens to be the first thing I think when I do something AMAZING or something good happens to me...why?...because I'm EXPLOSIVE like...BOOM! Maybe it's lame but I love it and I told you I was CrAzY

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This article has 3 comments.

on Dec. 28 2012 at 3:26 pm
smilebright BRONZE, Las Vegas, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
"Your only in trouble if you get caught"- Aladdin

You're very welcome. I know what you mean and I'm glad that you liked it

on Nov. 3 2012 at 6:01 pm
Smileschangelives BRONZE, Manti, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
-Henry David Thoreau

I truly liked this. Thank you so much for writing it! I'm a lesbian, I go to church, I love God, and I have to deal with the same things as you. I really liked reading this!

on Jul. 10 2012 at 10:06 am
teenbookworm14 PLATINUM, Plainfield, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing gold can stay" -Robert Frost

You've basically put thoughts I didn't know I was thinking, or even believed in for that matter, onto paper. If I was as headstrong as you seem to be, I would go outside with my 'Do what you want and don't give a **** what other people think' banner, but I'm not, and alas, I wish I could follow my own belief but I can't seem to. To answer your question, humans are the polar opposite of perfect, which is why we do what we do. Every one of us is picked on because society says that it's right, you heard me, think about it. In fashion magazines women are airbrushed, why? Because it's ugly to have blemishes, even if they are just a few barely there zits. Back when there were cavemen nobody cared about any of that, they also didn't have television and toothpaste but you get my point. Even a few thousand years ago when they practically worshipped women with actual fat and rolls and curves! We are all pressured to be people we're not, and I sympathize with you. Everybody should be proud of themselves but it's kind of hard to do when the feet of oppression are constantly kicking us back down.


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