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From bartenders to writers, bus drivers to lawyers, artist to athletes, construction workers to bankers; we all identify as something other than simple humans. We are all composed of many different unique elements that make us individuals. Strong or weak, shy or outgoing, leader or follower, whatever it may be, I believe if it’s true and it’s you, then be proud. Show it. Wear it.

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I guess what I am trying to get to is this: challenge yourself today with something. Anything. Change something or someone today. Even if it’s your route to work or the person you say hello to. I’ve learned that sometimes the simplest things are the most rewarding. Recognize who you are, show it to someone, and watch how tremendous the affects can be.

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I understand that not every person is ready to come out of the closet or jump up and yell “I’m here! I’m queer! Get used to it!” I know that there are many different situations along with many different opinions or types of people. I know that sometimes the BUTCH is quieted at the work place. I realize that being FEMME can mean being surprisingly ignored by your peers. Being a BOTTOM doesn’t

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Sometimes changing a stereotype can do wonders to a community even if it’s only one person at a time. Being a minority can be difficult, and as a lesbian, I have crossed paths that were more challenging simply because I was gay. But I’ve also smoothed over some paths for the next little lez to cross. Have you stepped out or stood up? Have you made an impact or changed a mind? Have you made our community or hidden from it?

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The gay community has “come out” immensely within the past few years. From Prop 8 to legit marriages in our nation’s capital, our community has been put through the ringer and came out on TOP. Now, more than ever, we self identify and show the everyday person passing in the streets exactly who we are.

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Pittsburgh PrideMag 2010  

The source for information about LGBT 2010 Pride in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh PrideMag 2010  

The source for information about LGBT 2010 Pride in Pittsburgh, PA.