Monday, June 15, 2015

Dad Learns From Daughter: Pride Parade

Marchers in Portland Pride parade.
This past Sunday our family went and marched in the Pride parade, a gathering of many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

While witnessing a scene similar to the one above, I made the remark, "That's totally gay!" -- thinking that such was an okay thing to say because I was aiming that remark at the Portland Gay Men's choir.

Far from being amused, or finding the remark descriptive, the daughter set me straight. 

"We're in the parade and we're not gay. We're just showing support. So don't go putting labels on people. This parade is about accepting people whoever they are."

I have to admit the child speaks truth. Even if I'm 95% sure something is totally gay I will think that the remaining 5% should be honored by not being erroneously labeled. 

I continue to grow.

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