There is inherent power in telling a story. It matters not if the story is good or bad, fiction or a someone’s living truth. What matters to many is the outcome – namely how the reader or listener feels or responds after absorbing the words. What matters to me mostly is how a story is told. Therein lies the truest command of a teller of tales.
Nothing gets the gay community talking like throwing a
little drama in their faces. Here’s the thing, now we have a conversation
going, don’t we? That tells me it was the right decision. It was right for
Pride St. Louis to want no uniformed officers in the parade, it was right for
Mayor Krewson to support the ask, and it was right for the SLPD to support the
decision – as difficult as that must have been for them to do, having LGBTQIA
officers in their departments.