I have a dream…
by Mahkesha Hogg
LGBTQ+ Black Issues Columnist
I have a dream that one day little queer black boys and girls can be themselves without ridicule.
I write this with both hope and sadness because you have the right to marry in any state, but you do not have full employment rights.
You still cannot purchase goods without the possibility of discrimination.
I have a dream that you can purchase a cake for your wedding and not be turned away.
I have a dream that you can book the wedding venue of your choice and not fear that they will decline.
American has still not fulfilled its promise of the pursuit of happiness and freedom for all, but we’ll get there.
I have a dream that you can bring your significant other to dinner without whispers or stares.
I have a dream that you can attend a black church; sit in the pews and be welcomed with open arms.
I have a dream that you can adopt a child if you please.
I have a dream that Trans people of color will not be the murdered at alarming rates due to bigotry.
I have a dream where our black relatives will be open to listening to our struggles.
I have a dream that black and brown people in the LGBTQ community will not be silenced for speaking about the bigotry they experience within their own community.
I have a dream that there will be a Pride flag created for POC.
I have a dream that my future children will not have to ask, “Why do LGBTQ people get treated differently?”
One day we will not have to dream.
Let Pride ring! Let Pride ring! Let Pride ring!
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