For the many GAY MEN & WOMEN celebrating GAY PRIDE in Atlanta today, each of the myriad of decisions they make today will have a DEEP impact on their lives. The choices made today will touch the VERY core of the community AND awaken poignant feelings within. So when they are called upon to choose between two OR more options, whether he/she be attractive OR distasteful, do you think it is possible for them to understand all they can about the choices ahead before moving forward?
Since I cared to remember, this community has been ISOLATED from each other, with NO seemingly possible way of forging meaningful connections. Self-protection and mistrust prevent us from reaching out to neighbors and peers, and we consequently use each for sexual pleasure alone. However, creating a community is something SO attainable as we have a host of available GAY MEN & WOMEN in place to achieve such a thing. To form the bonds that eventually solidify into long-lasting friendships, we must first be willing to rise above the walls of SEXUAL ACTIVITY dividing us from the individuals who inhabit our community.
It is SO sad that in MANY ways we are taught from the moment of accepting our sexual identity to FEAR each other and just take what we can get without investing ourselves, but how well has that been working for us thus far? Year after year we take the passive approach that prevents us from living harmoniously AND build a network of support that contributes to the well-being of all involved; & THERE IS NO DAY LIKE TODAY! Aren’t you tired of meaningless links with others in the community? Wouldn’t it be nice to speak YOUR truth so that others can respond to your honesty? I feel that if we were to approach our personal interactions with the intensions of building the community, it could bring MORE depth AND meaning to our community.
So as we all go on our voyages while we take the exhausting AND exhilarating journey with each other, how about we make this GAY PRIDE’S sex connections be the links that last? Feeling disconcerted by the foreignness of events that took place need not leave a bad taste in the mouth that only goes away by this same time next year. Haven’t we proven that what happens here doesn’t necessarily stay there?