As many of you may already know, June is widely recognized as Gay Pride Month—a time to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. 


Today, I want to share my personal thoughts and show my support for all genders, embracing the spirit of this important celebration.


Before I delve further into the subject, let me introduce myself.

I am a heterosexual, cisgender, white female, and I want to emphasize that I am sharing my perspective as an ally. 

It is essential to acknowledge that my experiences differ from those in the LGBTQ+ community, but it is my sincere belief that we should all stand together in unity and respect for one another.

When reflecting on Pride Month, I cannot help but consider the significance of self-acceptance. 

As individuals, we should embrace who we are, what we are, and every aspect of ourselves without constantly comparing ourselves to others.


Comparison can often lead to feelings of inadequacy and imposter syndrome, which I have personally experienced. 

Over the years, I have come to understand that true pride lies in accepting oneself, irrespective of societal expectations or comparisons to others.

At this stage in my life, having reached my 70s, I have gained wisdom from my experiences. I have recognized the importance of self-love and acceptance. It took me time to arrive at this point, but I am proud of the changes I have made in my own life. 

I strive to cultivate an environment of inclusivity, respect, and celebration of diversity.

During this month of Pride, I want to extend my support to the LGBTQ+ community and reaffirm my commitment to fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and love. 


Together, let us celebrate the achievements and progress made while acknowledging that there is still work to be done in the pursuit of equality and respect for all.

To my LGBTQ+ subscribers, please know that you have my unwavering support, and I stand by your side as an ally. 

To pay proper tribute, let’s reflect on members of the LGBTQ+ community in their own words:


“It takes no compromise to give people their rights… it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” – Harvey Milk

“If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.” – Harvey Milk

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” – Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor known for his contributions to the LGBTQ+ community and his work in theater. He is best known for writing and starring in the play “Torch Song Trilogy,” which explores the experiences of a gay man in New York City. Fierstein’s work tackles themes of identity, love, and acceptance, and has been influential in promoting LGBTQ+ visibility and representation.

In addition to his theatrical work, Harvey Fierstein has also lent his distinctive gravelly voice to various voice acting roles, including the character of Yao in Disney’s animated film “Mulan.” It’s important to note that Harvey Fierstein is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and has used his platform to raise awareness and support for the community.

I will be writing more about Harvey Milk in a later post.


I am here to listen, learn, and amplify your voices. If you have any thoughts, stories, or resources you’d like to share, please feel free to reach out. 


Your perspectives and experiences are invaluable.


Thank you for your continued support, and I wish you a joyful and meaningful Pride Month!


With warm regards,