June of every year, since the Stonewall Inn Riots of June 28, 1969, is observed in the USA as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) Pride Month! It is the celebration of our community, our lives and most importantly, ourselves as well as who we all are! Here at ReNude Pride, we pay tribute to this entire month as Bare Practitioner Pride Month and salute ourselves and not only who we are, but equally, our nudity, too!
Happy Bare Practitioner’s Pride Month, 2021!
On behalf of my spouse, Aaron, and myself the very best wishes and greetings to all of you on this momentous occasion! It was merely fifty-one (51) years ago this month, during June, 1970, that the very first – ever – Gay Pride parade was held in New York City, New York, USA. The reason for the parade was to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the instigation of the growing struggle for same gender loving that ensued.
The movement for equal rights is far from over. However, it is honest and with justification and pride that we look back over the progress we have accomplished and face the future with confidence!
Thus far, there has been no official merger of the GLBTQ community and the naturist/nudist campaign. Hopefully, this unofficial joining of the two equality and freedom efforts happening here on ReNude Pride can help start such an initiative in the forseeable future.
It is important for all of us to remember that all it takes is one small seed to grow into a mighty tree. The idea of bare practitioner pride – bisexual and gay men’s naturist/nudist pride – is planted and promoted here. That is the “seed” that is shared (planted) with you. Ideally, it will both grow and prosper!
Our pride in ourselves as open and honest bare practitioners empowers our GLBTQ and naturist/nudist communities, our larger societies and our humanity. This pride enables us to move forward with confidence and to work together towards a world based on patience, respect and tolerance.
All of us as bare practitioners have an essential and vital role to play in the configuration of our united community. Our appreciation and comprehension of ourselves is the first step. We are all individual and unique. Traits that we possess in common are our sexual identity and our propensity for clothes freedom (nudity).
The realization that others exist who share our emotions, interests and outlook – that we are not alone – is a key towards self-acceptance and self-appreciation. This reality, in turn, encourages us to explore our community and to build upon the existing foundations we discover.
Rather than sitting around and waiting for fruition, fulfillment and pride to arrive at our door, it is instead incumbent upon each and every one of us to take the proverbial “second step” in this process by accepting and recognizing our duty and responsibility in creating and developing a better environment for us all! Through compromise and cooperation, we can all work together in designing, shaping and sharing and brighter and improved future individually as well as a community!
A third essential role is to encourage others (family, friends) to become active and involved in determining opportunities to support the bare practitioner community. Ideas and suggestions are fine and welcome. But, we all know that hard work and logistics are also beneficial for growth and success!
This exploration and discovery helps us to acquire a sense of confidence, fulfillment and pride in ourselves, in who we are and in our community of bare practitioners within our broader and general society!
Have a happy and successful Pride Month, 2021!
Take care and stay bare!
Roger Poladopoulos/ReNude Pride
Author’s Note: The next entry post for here is planned for Friday, June 4, 2021, and the proposed topic is “Photo-Essay: Pride Posing!”