Happy #pride2017 everybody! If you're feeling cynical or mad about how corporate pride's become, listen to old man Murphy. When I was a kid people threw bricks at my friends and I when we were just waking around upstate New York. I knew kids who were gay bashed. Getting kicked out of your parents house was common. I knew guys whose parents never talked to them again. I knew people who were sent to conversion therapy. There were no gay marriage - it was the butt of a joke and now I get to travel with my husband on a federally recognised visa. Gay people died at the end of any movie they were in. The president didn't talk about gay people let alone announce gay pride month (miss you Obama). Gay pride started as a protest and it's been able to evolve into a celebration. If brands and companies join in then good. We should all be so lucky to work for companies that support us and help keep us safe. New York City is covered in rainbows today and there hundreds of thousands of people out. We owe all that to a group of angry drag queens, lesbians, trans people and POCs that had to much and fought back. Today is a protest and a celebration and I couldn't be more grateful for it.