Pride month is that one particular time of the year when every queer person gets enthusiastic to express emotions and get along with their feelings to embrace one's queer personality regardless of closeted status. No matter what, an openly queer person always enjoys the liberty to celebrate any queer event to the fullest than a closeted person. Due to societal and social stigmas against queer people, this differentiation and segregation become quite evident. When a particular set of queer people appreciate pride month to the core, there lies another set of queer people who feel left out from queer celebrations all around the world. If you are that closeted queer person, you need to know how not to demotivate yourself to celebrate pride month like every queer person out there!
The feeling of being loved:
Do you really need to be identified as a queer person by someone else to feel completely loved? If you think you are incomplete just because you haven't announced your queer orientation, then you need to change that mindset. You need to love and accept yourself completely so that you won't find any need of getting valid in people's perspectives. You must be closeted for a reason and if that reason is valid in every possible way without hurting any person, then you undoubtedly feel the love from people who accept you the way you are. Pride month is all about celebrating your queer personality. You should feel loved, if not by others, at least by yourself. Love is love; self-love is a part of the queer celebration.
The feeling of being inspired or motivated:
When you see drag queens on media and popular queer artists exhibiting their talents exclusively on the note of Pride month, you may feel to be one of those people and when you realize that you can't, you may feel a bit demotivated. That's inescapable, and you need to accept that by seeing the reality. You can still feel inspired by those queer people and boost your queer personality so that one day you will rise an out and proud queer person. Till then, you need to stay motivated. You may not be able to inspire others by giving public speeches, but you can motivate yourself and move others through various channels where you don't have to tell that you are a queer person. Find the conventional channel to feel motivated and inspired always. That must be the spirit of a true queer person. Don't suppress the motivational feelings just because you can't do things like others.
The feeling of being entertained:
Entertainments come in many forms and colours every pride month as people celebrate in every possible way to exhibit their queer personalities. And wherever you see, you find people going for engaging queer carnivals, evolving queer workshops, and alluring queer parties. They all attend such queer events to entertain themselves and others. If you are that strictly closeted person who can't step out and mingle with other queer people publicly, you definitely find uneasy witnessing people partying like crazy by being themselves. It isn't jealousy for sure. It's just a feeling of missing out. Strictly speaking, if you know that you can't make your queer presence publicly, why do you have to miss such entertainment aspects? Instead, why can't you feel entertained by being behind closed doors, by throwing secret queer parties or by getting into such confined queer parties with other closeted queer people?
If you are a closeted person