even if your name doesn't match the one on your drivers licence or birth certificate: be proud
even if your pronouns aren't the ones they use at family gatherings or birthday parties: be proud
even if the one you love isn't the one you're with: be proud
even if who you are isn't who you want to be right now: be proud
even if people don't understand and still use slurs: be proud
even if you have to fight to stay visible: be proud
even if you're not okay: be proud
happy pride. especially to those who don't have anyone to celebrate with. i'll celebrate with you. even if you don't think you have anything to be proud of, the people that stood at the stonewall riots think that you do. i think that you do. countless members of this community stand with you, and know that you should stand with PRIDE.