Monday, July 9, 2018
Stonewall National Monument
Last year, my friend Reine and I celebrated Pride together. We had so much fun that we decided to do it again this year! We met up for ice cream at the Stonewall National Monument. Stonewall is one of the newer national monuments, designated by President Barack Obama. It commemorates the Stonewall uprising that began on June 28, 1969. It's a great place to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community! I have two moms, so the monument is particularly special to me.
The Stonewall Inn is decorated for Pride with lots of rainbow flags and lights. Rainbow flags are a symbol of the LGBTQ+ community that I love! Rainbows are so cheerful, don't you think?
I had fun climbing around on the inn's facade. Because of the amazing people who have fought for LGBTQ+ equality over many, many years, I am able to grow up with married moms and attend celebrations like Pride. Of course, the struggle is not over. Someday, I hope all people will be treated equally. Still, I think it's important to celebrate successes and also keep working to improve our society.
I'm very excited, as efforts have been underway to introduce a Junior Ranger Program to the Stonewall National Monument! I would love to be a junior ranger at Stonewall! Who knows- someday, when I grow up, I may even be a ranger at Stonewall for my job!
I'm so glad Reine and I got to visit Stonewall and celebrate Pride together. Have you ever fought for something you believe in? What was it?