The year 2020 has been unique from the beginning. We have all had obstacles that we have had to maneuver through and for some, they are still dealing with the impacts of this year.
June is always a special month for me. I’ve always felt the most comfortable in large groups with other members of the LGBTQ+ community, even if I’ve never met them before. There is a feeling of being bonded with a complete stranger that is wonderful and hard to describe.
This year, because of COVID-19, I didn’t get to celebrate Pride month in the way I normally would – attend the DC Pride Parade and dance all night at a gay nightclub. It felt different this year, but I didn’t let that stop me from celebrating my uniqueness that is being an open lesbian for over 20 beautiful years! It’s also given an opportunity to appreciate the history of LGBTQ+ rights in America. We’ve come a long way, but there is still so much work to be done to provide equal rights to everyone, especially our trans community.
So, I leave with you all a photo of my always growing LGBTQ authors/stories book collection. Remember to read queer lit all year long!