Pride

Today is gay pride day in Dublin.
I’m not proud that I’m gay.
Being gay is a fact.
Like being diabetic is a fact.Dolly
Like having blue eyes is a fact.
Like being right handed is a fact.
Like being from Limerick is a fact.
Like having lived in Amsterdam for decades is a fact.
I’m proud because I care for my gay friends.
I’m proud because I care for all my friends.
I’m proud because I try to treat all people with respect.
I’m proud because I am (now) a published author.
I’m proud because I will hold my boyfriend’s hand in the street.
(In public).
I’m proud because I don’t deny what, or who I am.
I’m proud because I fall quite a lot.
And pride comes before a fall.
Happy pride everyone.
Dolly Parton loves you all.
And I love Dolly Parton.
That makes me proud.
I’ll see you with my rainbow flag on the streets of Dublin.

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