I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to each and every individual living in their truth, loving hard and taking every day as it comes. Thank you for being proud of you and your peers. Happy Pride month to the LGBTQ+ Community!
In high school, I was lucky to have friends who were always unapologetically and authentically who they are. Now, in my professional life, I have so many people I look up to who still show the same characteristics and strength. I know so many have and are still struggling through finding their place in the world and I hope we become more accepting, and welcoming with open arms as time goes on.
Although I am only one person, I have so much love and support the community. I am learning everyday how I can better serve and continue to always cherish the incredible relationships I have with my friends and co-workers. I stand with you all against the violence and discrimination towards individuals throughout the nation and in other countries.
As a minority myself, an African American female, I know the world is not always kind. But kill with kindness and remain standing tall.
This month, we celebrate you!
The LGBTQ+ community has come so far but still has far to go. Continue to be strong, be safe and fight hard. You are all an inspiration and I have so much love for you all!
“It’s about everybody being included, everybody being at the party and as we celebrate pride for LGBTQ+ people, I want everybody to feel good about themselves and just celebrate themselves.” — Laverne Cox