As I type this, it is the 1st of June, and to all of you have read the title you know it is Pride Month. So I have a little letter for all of you while we celebrate this month. Dear the LGBT+ of the PartyZone community, Despite our differences, despite our flaws, we have here today, and every day, to remember and to remind that we exist; and not just that we exist, but that we belong. Because we’re as human as it gets, and nothing can change that. So this is for us, for all our differences, and our experiences. For the lesbians, who are seen as ‘gross’, who are asked ‘who’s the guy in the relationship’, you are beautiful. Every part of you is better than those who try to shut you down, push you into a corner or tell you it’s unnatural. You are valid and deserve to feel safe loving who you love. For the gays, who have faced discrimination and every turn, who fear to hold hands with the one they love as they walk down the streets, keep marching on. Don’t let the world of hatred knock you down, keep rising and be as fearless as a lion. For the bisexuals, who are told to ‘pick a side’, know that what you feel isn’t wrong, that your love for more than one gender shouldn’t be ridiculed or yelled at. You’re worth more than that; there is no ‘side’ to choose from because who you love isn’t wrong, and isn’t a choice. For the transgenders, who have their dead names, incorrect pronouns and wrong identity thrown at them like a weapon, to the ones who have to hide the truth from everyone, knowing that the aftermath would be much worse, you are so, so, so strong. Keep your chin up, you’re doing amazing, and I know that one day, you’ll be comfortable in your own skin. For the asexuals, who smile against those who say we don’t exist, that what we don’t feel is wrong and against human nature. Keep rocking that smile, and spread your love in all the ways that you want to, and not how society depicts it. For the non-binaries, who are told that your pronouns make no sense, who are seen as ‘special snowflakes’ who want to appear different, you are much more than that. You are valid and deserve to be respected, nothing about you or your gender identity can take that away from you. For the pansexuals, who are told you’re just bi, that it’s ‘too confusing’ and that it isn’t possible to love someone that isn’t male or female, you deserve all the love in the world. Nobody can take away who you love, because it is a part of you. For the questioning, who don’t know how they identify, you’ve got this. Whether you’re unable to find the right label, just know that you are still valid. You are allowed to have this journey of self-discovery, and whatever the outcome may be, I am glad you were able to do this in the first place. And lastly, to everyone, who I may not have mentioned, and our allies. Thank you for bringing pride into our lives; you all deserve happiness and respect. It is an ongoing battle as hatred and discrimination try to beat us back at every milestone. These are our human rights, and we will never rest, not until all of us feel safe enough just to be ourselves. Because that’s what this is: our sexualities, our gender identities, they are who we are. And regardless of what month it is, we will always have this pride. HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!