Every year we wait for the one day that we can put down our masks and expose ourselves to the entire community. For some of us, it is the day to be whoever we want to be or the day to admit to ourselves the truth and start a new chapter in our lives. For others, it is the day to express who they truly are inside. It is the day to be proud and the moment for “PRIDE.”
Pride is a day to embrace self-respect and portray equality to other people who reject to admit it. The event is a way of showing the different colors of peculiarity, personality and nationalities in just one magical event. It is all about rendering the message “Out and Proud.”
Just like every year, NYC opened its doors to everyone to celebrate Pride. Compared to previous years, Pride this year was outrageously different. If we look back in time, our predecessors could never conceive the pride that just took place last weekend. Perhaps we are trying to redefine what pride specifically means to us.
For people like us, pride means liberty, dignity and courage. Having the strength to be yourself can deem challenging and any body can relate to that. For some, it’s a day to escape from reality to play an unlikely role, “gay for the day”. For most of us, It is a day to fulfill our every desire like we use to conceptualize. However, It seems as if Pride is not a day to celebrate equality any longer. It is a day to search for a “happy ending” while exposing our body parts to strangers or perhaps it should just be a day to find l o v e… it used to be after all.