Pride celebrates unconditional love


June is Pride Month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) people around the world.

Sure, I can go on and shove stuff you may or may not want to hear down your throats but my ultimate message here is clear — we need to love each other, no matter who, what and where we are.

To my mind, Pride Month is not just a celebration of self› awareness and acceptance. It’s a celebration for everyone, including those who don’t associate themselves in the category of LGBTQ.

Although people have the right to their own opinion, and can say whatever they please, it does not and will not ever take away from the fact that love conquers all. It will never matter who a person is. The only aspect in question is a human’s right to be loved.

Every person deserves love and kindness. No matter their size, gender, colour or sexual preference. Strip away everything you deem unrealistic to oneself and you’re still left with the same human as before. A human. A person is still a human even if you decide to neglect something about them.

Equality is fairness. Equality is bringing others up to meet the same ‘‘normalcy’’ as others. Equality is kicking the people that deem themselves better than someone else off their high horse and slapping them back into reality. It is what we need to strive for.

Pride Month is a celebration for people who associate themselves with the community, and remains a genuine heartfelt reminder to ground yourselves on realism, love and pride.

Pride isn’t just a movement to achieve equal opportunity for LGBTQ people, it defines the satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements and being.

The contentment of one to another and vice versa, beneficial for both or all parties.

It’s love. And love is crucial to nurture life, and especially for us all to succeed ashumans.