June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015
Love Wins

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Tuesday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great week so far. Dab the AIDS Bear and I had a busy weekend and are resting up for our trip over the July 4th weekend!

This past Friday, the news of the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality had people across our country commemorating the historic day. Of course conservatives and right wing radicals along with some "religious people" were not happy about the decision at all.

But I'm not going to let their hatred and homophobia get me down after we are finally being made equal to other Americans with the right to get married. So today I wanted to right something about love.


• Here's to all those who didn’t give up, who didn’t give in, to those who gave and gave and gave – amidst heart ache and pain – who never stopped giving their all.

• Here's to those who never surrendered to cynicism; to those who were never defeated by doubt; to those who never, ever, abandoned hope.

• Here's to those who showed the greatest humanity amidst those who sought to deny it to them; to those who evidenced dignity and grace amidst unrelenting assaults on both.

• Here's to those who showed love amidst hate; to those who were light amidst darkness; to those who were willing to be unpopular amidst harsh popular opinion.

• Here's to those who labored and toiled and sweat and struggled; to those who faced every setback with increased determination and every temporary loss with an infinite will to have love win.

• Here's to those who believed in what others thought was impossible; to those who had a deep faith in victory when others used their faith to defeat you, to oppose and condemn you.

• Here's to those we lost to suicide, to murder, who died before they saw it does get better; to those who died before they saw equality affirmed and love victorious.

• And here's to those who know: the work isn’t done, the dream still demands, and our union still must be made more perfect.

• Here's to love.

Wishing all of you a beary safe and great Tuesday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab