Meet the faces of the “I’m Sorry” campaign, a group of Christians who go to Chicago’s pride celebrations every year to apologize for their past hateful actions against LGBT people. The group started in 2010 and has since moved to other cities across the world. This is what love looks like. (via the Advocate)
i just….. so fucking what???? you’ve realized you’re a bigot so you deserve a pat on the back because you’ve “changed your ways”? like fucking hell it’s because of people like you we’re oppressed, instead of going to damn pride parades expecting a cookie from the lgbtqia community actually do something. and the people with the religious signs, how transparent can you beee? why are you advocating your religion at a a pride parade??? it’s not about religion or you???
why are yall accepting some stupid mediocre allies.
I was going to ignore this bit this is really upsetting.
1. For gay people who are religious and have sought the acceptance of religious family who has fucked them over time and time again, this means the world to them. You’re not religious? That’s fine. Not every person on the spectrum isn’t, however, and forgetting about them isn’t okay. No, pride events aren’t specifically about religion, but for people who have faith this is a big fucking deal.
2. I don’t believe they are asking for a cookie, I believe that they are apologizing and seeking to fix huge problems they caused. They want forgiveness, but more than that they want to show their support.
3. Would you rather people just never apologize when hey colossally fuck up? Do you want the kind of allies who can never admit they are wrong and try to fix their mistakes? Personally, I want active allies who are always seeking to improve themselves and are being active in the community and trying to change the minds of people who are against us, but I guess that’s just me.
4. I understand your frustration and where you are coming from, but this is the wrong freaking group to take it out on. Full stop, go take a break and think about what you’re saying here.