HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!
You know... being Rod a kinky bastard, I was really, REALLY tempted to draw him in a really sexy/slutty outfit (some nice leather, straps and so on).
But... no. Not for this one. Because, despite of media and general perception of the LGBT community, being homosexual, bisexual, transgnder etc. is not about that. It’s not about being kinky, it’s not about BDSM, it’s not about dressing in provocative clothing... it’s not about acting in any specific way.
It’s about being a normal human being trying to fix in and get accepted in a society which is sadly still so much close-minded.
BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE.
Because we’re winning this battle for acceptance and basic human rights.
Slowly, sure, but steadily, we’re winning.
Things are getting better.
And in a century or so, there will exist a society where kids will read in history books about how it was today and could not believe that somebody could be emarginated, bullied, even killed for their sexual orientation... the same way that today people don’t see why women should not have the right to vote or find offensive and inacceptable the thought of considering black people an “inferior race”. (Quick note one this: please note that I’m from Europe, percption of black people is a lot different here than in the USA. I don’t know if the term “black” could be offensive, I’ve looked around and it seems ok to use it -here it’s the commonly accepted word-. If in the USA it’s not polite please tell me, I don’t want to sound inappopriate!)
Never give up.