Justin B. Terry-Smith; Laurel, Md.
Black Pride, to me, means celebrating who you are. Any Pride, to me, means celebrating who you are. Whether it be Puerto Rican Pride Festival in New York, whether it be the Jamaican Pride Festival, or the Irish Pride Festival -- it's just celebrating your culture, and I think that it gives that community a sense of pride in who they are -- and yes, I'm proud to be a black, gay, married father and leatherman who happens to know his HIV status!
Certain major parts of me are being celebrated. And I think it's important that we expand upon that and acknowledge that.
Check out Justin's joint video blog with Patrick Ingram at D.C. Black Gay Pride.