Pride month as a mother of a transgirl and an LGTBQ business owner
June 29, 2022
What does Pride month mean as a mother of a transgirl and an LGTBQ business owner?
First, I believe it’s a celebration of being free and expressing ourselves.
Time to speak openly about how we feel, how to deal with our feelings and find what options we have. Find support and grow as a human being. By learning about LGBTQ Pride/History Month, people are more likely to have an understanding and acceptance for all individuals, no matter what they look like, what gender they do or don’t identify as, and who they love. Pride month is a movement that encourages people to come together in the spirit of acceptance, generosity, friendship, and love.
Second, It’s a symbol of hope for equal rights
Hope for those that are still in the closet or those who haven’t accepted themselves for who they are, yet. It’s about people boldly being who they are, loving who they love and expressing their truest selves. Whether you are transgender, queer, gender fluid, bisexual, adam, gay, lesbian…. You are entitled to be your truest self. we still have a long way to go in the struggle for equal rights, as many members of the LGBTQ community still face discrimination. I hope one day, society will recognize that at the end of the day, we are one: a human being.
Finally, it's a time to express my support to the LGBTQ community
As a LGBTQ business owner, it is a time to express my love for this wonderful community and show that we support them. We are – I am – my daughter is – part of this community. Pride is an opportunity to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ and celebrate their liberation, freedom while also recognizing the continued oppression that is faced today. We are part of this community and the importance to show that we care is essential to the Freedom of everyone involved: the people, the families, the businesses, the communities and more.
Let’s celebrate being our true selves and loving who we love!
Annie Boutin, FIT4U Solutions Business Owner and proud mom of a transgirl