#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018 [CONTEST]

This year, celebrate LA Pride with a spirit of togetherness to #JUSTBE ourselves.

HomoCulture Pride Events Brian Webb

This article was published on May 22nd, 2018

2018 has been a wild roller coaster year. From politics to sports, the world needs to find common ground and to come together in solidarity. Once a year, at Pride festivals all over the world, everyone can put away their differences and celebrate the community. At LA Pride 2018, the theme is #JUSTBE in celebration of the community and unique individuality that is a woven piece in the tapestry of the LGBTQ family. Togetherness, inclusiveness, and an acknowledgement of everyone’s own original contribution to the community will be the featured elements of LA Pride 2018 #JUSTBE.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

Everyone has their drama, happiness, joy, setbacks, successes, pain, victories, heartache, and love. While it is very important to stand up for yourself and be an individual during uncertain times, LA Pride 2018 is making the point with the #JUSTBE campaign that everyone could use a sense of togetherness within the community.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

Around gay Pride, in spite of the fact that our community is made up of all the letters within the LGBTQ+ spectrum, it is vitally important to remain and support the other members of the community. Lifting one another up helps foster a sense of togetherness. When everyone is championing the same cause and wants for freedom, love, and peace, the community becomes stronger and better for it.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

We each have our own fight for equality, and during Pride, it is important to celebrate being a community and have a feeling of togetherness. #JUSTBE a member of a community that has won more victories in the last 40 years than any other minority group in history. #JUSTBE a part of the movement to gain full visibility to the LGBT community—especially for bisexuals and transgender community members. #JUSTBE a volunteer to combat LGBT youth homelessness.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

#JUSTBE an ally for those living in countries where being queer is illegal. #JUSTBE a part of the war against HIV/AIDS by informing people about TaSP and PrEP, getting on them yourself, standing by the poz brothers and sisters, and educating those around you about the status of the fight against the disease. #JUSTBE an advocate for women’s rights, equal pay, and part of the end of the patriarchal society that has oppressed women for centuries.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

Together, we can #JUSTBE a community of love, helping one another along the way. Pride should solidify in your mind that you are not alone. We are all in this together. Don’t be afraid to #JUSTBE yourself: you’ve got a family and a community here to help you #JUSTBE.

#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018

CONTEST

HomoCulture readers can enter for a chance to win two (2) VIP passes to LA Pride 2018. Leave a comment below on how you will #JUSTBE in 2018 for a chance to win and to be part of the #JUSTBE LA Pride 2018 community.

Contest closes at 5:00pm PST, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. One random drawn winner will be notified on or before Thursday, June 7, 2018. Read the complete contest rules.

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19 thoughts on “#JUSTBE a community: Celebrating diversity at LA Pride 2018 [CONTEST]

    1. Daniel Martinez

      I will #JUSTBE by starting law school in the Fall. I plan on becoming an attorney who fights for the intersectionality of LGBTQ+ rights.

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  1. Jose Argueta

    I will #JUSTBE by being socially aware and spreading knowledge to those don’t understand the struggles the LGBTQ+ community faces on an every day basis, and helping those suffering to understand that we are all a community with no one left behind.

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  2. Melanie Vega

    I will #JUSTBE by finally not caring what people think about me because I’m bisexual. I finally came out on June 4 of this year and I am so proud. I am ready to show the world that love is love and it is okay to be part of the LGBTQ+ community.

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  3. Paul Hoffman

    It’s goddamn hard to #JUSTBE! I’ve been so conditioned by my family to think and “be” a certain way that I haven’t even come out to them yet. I want to #JUSTBE in 2018 by not holding back who I am, what I believe, and how I express myself because right now I feel like there are security cameras on me. It’s like I’m so afraid of my family finally seeing me be myself! When I finally #JUSTBE in 2018, however, I’m hoping that the barriers between us will be smashed, I will be freed from invisible chains, and their minds will open by my open expression of love. Excited to share my being on the cusp of great change with you all. 🙂

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  4. Autumn Cabral

    I will #JUSTBE my best self and hope that I can set an example for my fellow LGBTQ. I want to #JUSTBE someone who can help make the community a better place for future generations. I will #JUSTBE the greatest advocate that I can possibly be.

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  5. John Godard

    I will #justbe me and enjoy all the other wonderful people of different backgrounds to celebrate pride. It’s time to reflect and celebrate our differences and union as one. #justbe the beautiful people you are!!

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  6. Zoe Whaley

    I can #JUSTBE by not giving a f**k in 2018! Give love, get love, spread love not just for LGBTQ+ but for ALL beings! And don’t give a DAMN about what anyone thinks about you!!

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  7. Rude B

    #JUSTBE me and show my support for all things equal. Straight, gay, queer and everything in between, I just want to spread equality for everyone to be happy without prejudice.

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  8. Ariana Burciaga

    I will #JUSTBE me in 2018 by finally being proud of who I am and not being ashamed of my gay relationship. I will use my future nursing career as a way to spread awareness regarding health disparities that exist among the LGBTQ community.

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  9. Marta Burciaga

    As a parent of a bisexual daughter I will #justbe her greatest defender, supporter and love her unconditionally!!

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  10. Sarah Croft

    I will #JUSTBE myself- it’s time I learn to embrace my sexuality with confidence. No more wasting time being afraid of my truth.

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