Today Montréal Pride parade took place for the 36th time in 40 years.
I am proud of the general openness we have, here, in Québec. I get why people from all around the globe travel to take part of the events of Montréal Pride.
My little brother is gay. So is my uncle, and many of my friends. A dear blogger friend of mine is a transgender lady, and another is a man quite openly not interested in sexuality in general. You know what? I don’t care.
I don’t. At all…
I do care about how some other people might treat them because of their so-called difference. But about how they feel, think or deal with their sexuality, I don’t care.
Which brings me to the title of this post.
On days like today, Society claims that we have become very accepting and tolerant. My teeth grind when I hear that word; Tolerance.
Tolerance is the fact of putting up with something we’d rather not deal with. I don’t believe any religion teaches that their God said to ”tolerate one another”. As long as people will hide behind tolerance, there will be no place for equality.
I don’t want to seem negative. As a matter of fact, I think that we have come a long way from the time when homosexuality was considered a crime, here in Canada, fifty years ago.
I guess I just hope that someday, we won’t need the Pride Festival anymore. And with a little luck, I’ll get to see that day.