Ed Team

Allied Pride

Filed By Ed Team | June 14, 2009 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: boston, Daily Kos, pride

"It struck me that the point of the Pride Festival and the Pride Parade wasn't just for GLBT people to be proud of themselves. Feeling proud of yourself is harder when you're part of a stigmatized minority, to be sure...but it's part of being a complete human, no matter what your specifics are. That parade did something else, too: it gave us straight folk an opportunity to say how Proud we were, of the members of our human family who have had to put up with so much crap over the years, simply for being who they were. Those of us who haven't had to put up with so much crap can only make analogies, and analogies can only go so far in helping you understand something you've never experienced."

--Daily Kos diarist and straight ally WarrenS, on the Boston Pride Parade

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