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Every year, May 24th comes around and our boy turns one year older.
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What a week it’s been. How are you feeling?
Despite everything, and we mean everything, it seems we’re going into the weekend with two pieces of good news today. First, Taiwan legalizes same sex marriage (!), the first place in Asia to do so. We loved hearing from some of you who are from there telling us how excited, happy, and grateful you felt. Waking up to this news was a really good start to the day, and it actually got even better by noon with more good news coming in.
The US House of Representatives passed The Equality Act (!!!). The bill was first introduced in 2015 and it protects members of the LGBTQ+ community from being discriminated against in the workplace, housing, etc. Besides that, according to Vox, it “would also expand public accommodations protections to prohibit discrimination based on sex, and strengthen other existing protections in public accommodations — by, for instance, ensuring that retail stores and banks are covered.”
It’s a start, but it isn’t a for sure thing just yet. It still has to go through the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, who, for the most part, aren’t usually in favor of LGBTQ+ rights. We don’t know if it will become law or not, but we’re hoping for the best and going to do what we can to help.
Isn’t it wild to think it isn’t illegal in all states for a business to fire you because you’re gay? Or for a restaurant to turn you away because of how you identify? In some states, like California, New York, Washington (and DC), and Oregon, along with only a handful of others, there are already protections in place for LGBTQ+ persons, but it’s so crazy to think that in 2019 it’s still legal in most states in the US. This is a huge step for our community and we can’t wait to see where it goes from here!
Tonight will be spent with big glasses of wine, popcorn, and our fur babies on the couch. We already got some play time in with Ari so we’re going into the weekend with optimistic hearts and minds. We hope you are too, friend.
(image via here)
“The world is heavy
but your bones
(just a cubic inch)
can hold 19,000 lbs
ounce for ounce
they are stronger than steel
atom for atom
you are more precious than diamond
and stars have died
so that you may live
you need to remember these things
when you say that you are weak
You are worth it. Regardless of your relationship status, your job situation, your financial situation, your friendships, where you live, what your friends/family or society thinks of you, you are worth it, and you are loved. Don’t listen to anything else but what is deep down in your heart.
And remember, we’re all in this together. Isn’t it comforting to know we’re not alone out there?