2 years ago today I woke up like it was any other day. I jumped in the shower, got ready for work, I was ready for another regular day. Then I checked my social media, something everyone does in the morning. I was checking to see what kind of night my friends had. Did they go out and dance the night away, did they stay in and eat that gallon of ice cream, who may have started what drama with someone else that would later be forgotten with a laugh and a drink.
Instead I was faced with terrifying reports of a gunman entering a space much like the one I hold dear. Somewhere people go to and be themselves. Somewhere where all the outcasts are superstars Andy everyone is loved. He entered and took the lives of 49 members of our community.
I remember I had my regular hosting gig for the crush show at Club Q. I remember being scared to go out. I remember my mom calling me and begging me to just stay in for the night. But I knew no matter how terrified I was, as a drag queen I had a very vital role in this community. Queens have a voice, we are the face that represents our friends and family. We bring our brothers and sisters together and guide them when they may be scared to speak up or go out.
That day, those events changed me, changed us. They taught us that no matter what law may be passed or how acceptable people may be, we still have a long way to go with equality. So as Pride season begins I encourage everyone to have fun and enjoy every second of it, but please remember why we celebrate and who we celebrate for. We still have a long ay to go. But I see a bright future thanks to everyone around me!
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