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Pride Month here. Bigotry there.

It astounds me that during Pride Month, I live in a region of the country – New England – where flying the pride flag at the elementary school where I teach and the football stadium where I’ve spent so many Sundays is considered normal, acceptable, and entirely appropriate by the majority of people around me.

Yet travel to another region of our great country, and my fellow Americans would throw fits, erupt in protest, and lose their damn minds if their school or football team dared to honor this month by displaying a flag.

I know that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice, but I wish it would bend a lot faster and clear out all of the bigots, fools, and buffet-style religious zealots who make this world so much harder for people to love whoever they damn well please.