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It’s June, which is not simply a hot humid month for those of us in the northern hemisphere, but also the celebratory month for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender) people across the world. In the past I’ve meant to touch on this, but somehow it always gets put off and by the time I remember it’s already July.

Why bother mentioning pride on a Pokémon site? I’ll tell you why: because I was once a struggling gay teen and found solace in online Pokémon communities. I want the opportunity to remind my readers that they’re special and that they matter. That’s not just a message to LGBT fans though, it applies to everyone. Those who are minorities need to hear that a little bit more though and I understand how hard life can be sometimes.

So let’s leave some words of encouragement in the comments. You never know who might be struggling internally with who they are and I want to be sure we’re an accepting community in which people feel comfortable. Love you all!

<3 PJ

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Paul studied journalism just to write better articles about Pokémon. He still resides in Tokyo, Japan.