Did the background just change or are the drugs I’m on really spectacular?
Both, I hope.
Normally, I’m not one for cause colors and raising awareness bullshit. You won’t catch me wearing a pink ribbon or opting for the pink bucket of chicken in support of breast cancer, not because I’m unsympathetic, but come on, if a cause is worthy, doing anything other than raising cold hard cash is usually an empty gesture.
This is different, though.
This isn’t about raising awareness. Not to me, at least. This is a display of solidarity. It’s a simple, silent nod to the thousands of my young readers who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and whatever the fuck other wonderful versions of the human experience that defy reductionist labels, yet who all still have to put up with the cruelty and ignorance of lesser minds.