Got my nails done, got my hair done, picked out the dress I’ll be wearing, I’m pumped for Pride in London & not alt-right is going to bring me down with their homophobic & transphobic bullshit.
The best part of a decade since I came out as a transsexual woman, Pride in London has become one of my favourite days of the year, no matter rain or shine I’m always now pumped for the day of Pride in London, because this one day of the year I can truly celebrate positively being trans.
Yes I agree with Shon Faye & Peter Tatchell about Pride in London being hijacked by pinkwashing corporate commercialisation & thus losing its intended political purpose, however I can’t think of any other day annually when thousands cheer you on for being trans, when thousands cheer on trans liberation, the liberation to have the courage to truly be yourself.
Yes there are serious issues facing trans peeps from healthcare to housing to employment to social acceptance & Pride in London is still a great opportunity to protest those issues, but as well as that it is a time me thinks to definitely say we are transsexuals out, loud & fucking proud, no matter what any bigoted fucker has said or done to put us down we still walk proud, we are enlightened & liberated.
You’d think that transsexual peeps would welcome the opportunity to celebrate trans liberation & a majority do & will be great to see those trans comrades doing so at today at Pride in London, however there’s still a vocal minority of trans peeps having a combination of angst that being a transsexual is nothing but a curse upon their life & a whole heap of internalised transphobia & homophobia & thus see nothing in being a transsexual to be proud of in & have nothing other then spite for any Pride celebration, I just think such peeps are sad, I think its sad there are trans peeps who can’t find positives coming out as trans & just for one day are able to celebrate those positives, its not as if I’m not acknowledging the negative shite there is attached to being trans, hey I know what fucking awful torture of gender dysphoria as much as any other transsexual person, there have been times when its sent me to the pits of despair, but can there be one day a year we trans peeps forget all that shite & use being trans as an excuse to party!
If Pride in London is nothing but an excuse for trans peeps to party then so be it because it’s a whole better then fucking continuously moping about being trans, so today I hope today to see a massive turnout of my trans comrades partying at Pride in London & celebrating proudly being trans!