Happy LGBT History Month!

October is LGBT History Month. How awesome! Can you imagine such a celebration even existing 25 years ago? I think it’s amazing and truly wonderful that we get to remember, commemorate, and honor those incredible LGBT souls who have paved the way for us today. I’m especially thinking about the LGBT youth out there, who have more and more resources, examples, strength, and inspiration to live their fully authentic lives than ever before. We have come a long, long way and this month is a great way to celebrate that.

Of course, being Miss Bliss the Matchmaker, I must also point out how this month and all it represents relates to gay relationships. Notice above how I said “live their fully authentic lives.” This is what I talk about all the time!

If it weren’t for people who led the way, embracing and embodying who they are [or were], we would have no LGBT history to celebrate. But luckily, they broke away from the pack, and from any constraints they felt, and were able to present themselves to the world wholly. And just look how that has paid off, not only for them, but for later generations.

This is an excellent example of why it’s so important, in building relationships and in building a life, to be honest, to be yourself, to know and respect who you are, and to know and respect your partner. Nothing but good can come from that. And if you don’t believe me, take a look at all the people GLAAD is profiling this month on their special website.

Happy LGBT History Month, everybody!