August Pride

Time to say hello once again and what should be my main thrust in this message?

I can think of nothing more appropriate at the moment than Gay Pride. Just what is Gay Pride? In the most simplistic form I see it as being happy and content with what and who you are as a gay and taking pride in that fact.

I’ve done a bit of research;

As a noun….a sense of dignity and satisfaction in connection with the public acknowledgment of one’s own homosexuality;

Is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to promote their self-affirmation, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance;

Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most GLBT rights movements throughout the world;

A political movement that began in the U.S. and encourages gay people to be open to the fact that they are gay and to be proud of themselves; (from adictionary of contemporary English).

I firmly believe the latter, the more elegant, is perhaps the all- encompassing factor for me.

We should all take pride in anything which we do bearing in mind any- thing worth doing is worth doing well.

A job well done regardless how small a task it might be is a credit to the individual. I’m not sure individ- uals think much about the word “pride” in their day to day life…..give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. You will be surprised how it will boost your morale and self-confidence.