#AtoZsunday - Q is for QUEER 🦄 👽 💁🏽♂️
Having an amazing @manchesterpride so far partying like there’s no tomorrow but not forgetting at the same time that Pride is still needed to ensure that there is an actual tomorrow for people less fortunate than us in areas where it is still a crime to be who you are and love who you want to love.
Yesterday I marched to raise awareness and visibility of #LGBTeducators 🏳️🌈
📷: with the incredible @cheddar_gorgeous and @junobirch
Oh hello National Geographic - YES, we pose for photos!! 😂 🛶
I had NO idea what I was in for on this trip - and Clarissa has only experienced the hustle and bustle of busy Japanese cities.
What a treat it was to paddle through the Mangroves in Naze and meet so many friendly people - our favorite was meeting Makato who has promised to come visit us in Canada!
This little adventure was SO amazing - birds, crickets, frogs, and so much lush, tropical greenery we were in awe.
If you ever get to Naze, definitely head to the Mangrove park - you will love every second!
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Life is a race and LOVE is the price. Run to win! 💗💗
And the only way to win is to also walk in Love. Love will keep you going when you've got nothing else in the tank! .
Happy Sunday peeps 🤗🤗 #lovewins
Masama bang maging ganito?
Matatanggap ba nila ako?
Matatanggap ba ako ng Pamilya ko?
itatakwil ba ako ng Pamilya ko.? Anong sasabihin nila?
Anong sasabihin ng mga tao sa akin?
May magiging kaibigan pa ba ako pag sinabi ko sa kanila ang totoo?
Yan ang mga tanong na bumabagabag sa kalooban ko. Di ko naman ginusto ang maging ganito!
Ikaw kaya ang lumagay sa kalagayan ko? Gusto mo bang maging ganito.? 30 years of refusal to admit the truth, nagkukubli, nagpapanggap, at di nagpapakatotoo. Takot na sabihin ang totoo, kung paano ang sasabihin ng pamilya mo at sasabihin ng iba sayo. 😔😭
Ang tagal tagal ko ng gustong sabihin to sa FAMILY ko. Everytime na gusto ko ng sabihin, pinangungunahan ako ng TAKOT at KABA na baka di nila ako matanggap. Pinapanalangin ko na sana bigyan ako ni God ng Lakas ng Loob para masabi ang nararamdaman ng puso ko.
Na ito TALAGA AKO! ito ang NARARAMDAMAN KO.
This day is the best! Thank you Papa, Mama, Dondon and Fatima. Thank you Lord!😇👆 Masaya ba ako? Yes, 100% happy! 😊 Wala na akong tinatago, wala na akong kinukubli, malayang malaya na ako. Wish ko na sana matanggap na ng society natin na “HINDI MASAMA ANG PAGIGING BAKLA, As long as wala kang tinatapakan na tao.” Sa mga gustong mag OUT sa Family, GO! Magagalit sila sa una pero at the end of the day maiintindihan ka nila, PAMILYA MO SILA. Handa ka nilang damayan no matter what. Sila ang unang tatanggap at uunawa sayo. Ganun ka nila kamahal. I love you Papa Lando, Mama Esing, Brother Don and Sister Fatima. I love you all! 😘
ALWAYS ONE STEP AHEAD:
It was on this day six years ago that I asked Remy to be my boyfriend. I planned the whole night as a surprise... or so I thought... _____
I started by taking him to one of his favourite restaurants that he thought had closed down but had actually just moved locations. We ordered a few cocktails and started talking about my upcoming holiday to Spain with ‘the boys’.
I wanted to wind him up a little bit before dropping the boyfriend bomb on him, so I said to him: “I just wanted to make sure you were ok with something before I go away next week. As you know it’s a boys’ holiday, so we’re probably going to be going out lots, drinking, partying, more than likely Spanish boys flirting with me 😉. I just wanted to make sure that when this happens you would be ok if I told them that you were my boyfriend and that I wasn’t interested?” _____
To which Remy replied (and already a step ahead of me) “let me get this straight; are you just telling them I’m your boyfriend, or are you actually wanting me to be your boyfriend?” To which I said “I am asking, would you be my boyfriend?”
He then looks at me with this smug (but adorable, obvs) smirk on his face as he reaches into the inside pocket of his blazer and pulls something out and says “You know I don’t like not being in control, and I’ve had to trust you all night, so I had to do something to retain an element of control and stay one step ahead”. He then drops an envelope on the table in front of me. I opened it up and inside was a card, and all it had written on it was:
I’ll never forget that moment... it actually made me have to hold back the tears. Since then I’ve had to get sneakier so Remy doesn’t cotton on to my surprises. I’ve succeeded a few times, but it’s an ongoing challenge 🙈🙊
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One day we will see our love in each other's eyes. Unlike the burning and fierce energy in our youth, there is more maturity and gentleness. It's not only simple happiness, but also some responsibility and tolerance. The change in the way we love will be touching for a lifetime.