Wednesday, December 7
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Tag: Pride March 2020

Together, We Thrive

Together, We Thrive

Liyab
THIS time, my fingers finally have the strength to crack open my own fortress of secrecy. Out of bigoted spite and bitterness, I am forcefully shoved in a truck. I find myself gasping for air inside a cell; leaving me suffocated from the scent of fear and solitude. Beyond bars, I could hear others—people who are forsaken like me. They shout words that feed my hope and I chant them back repeatedly; almost like a prayer. Pride.  Freedom.  Equality.  Love.  We unite and march on the same road to end bigotry. Together, we hold our flag—the mark of our pride and identity—to raise it with no shame dragging by our tails. However, struggling to come out is only one of many to defeat. I know now that the real battle lies within the streets against brutes who wield their ...