I wanna hold your hand!

One of the very first hopes for My2024 was about wanting to be able to simply hands in public. The freedom to make this simple gesture is symbolic that our city streets are safe places to express affection.

But look at this awesome little ring of cards that surrounded Sasha’s card to hold its hand!

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One of the most popular suggestions was for a national same-sex hand-holding day for all – both LGBTQ and allies.

We were also reminded that there are plenty of places around the world where it’s totally normally for same-sex people to hold hands!

And, thanks to Kate for sharing this snapshot… Couples definitely shouldn’t have to wait with anticipation through an entire mass to sneak in a hand-hold for one prayer!

Once the stigma is removed, in 2024 we could all feel comfortable holding hands! And like, Rhizomebae’s awesome blog post suggests, just be a little better at loving one another! So, tomorrow – grab a hand – because same-sex hand holding is the future!

And finally, going back to the original card that sparked this conversation, where Sasha hopes to get rid of that voice telling him to be careful. I have some insider knowledge that a certain someone might be who he wants to hold hands with… and he responded beautifully: “Imagine what great things that voice could say when it isn’t always worried.”

What would the voice in the back of your head be free to dream about if it wasn’t wasting energy feeling threatened or scared? You have 12 more hours to tell us and have your voice become part of the My2024 Declaration!

NO SLEEP TIL 2024!

YOU ALL ARE AMAZING! As I am writing this, we have 2135 futures submitted by 439 people!

I really wish I had seen what the 2024th idea was! Whoever was lucky enough to submit that one is sure to have an awesome decade ahead. I think that’s an old proverb, right?

But let’s not stop here! We have 14 more hours and I can’t wait to see how these conversations continue to grow. The most elaborate and vivid visions of the future will emerge when we play off of one another’s ideas.

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Look at all the cool shapes we’ve already made. See how you can make those evolve. I think of them as little organisms of future-hopes. We can make them grow into whatever we want!

Don’t forget to check if other people are building on your ideas! If you see your “foresight points” score jump up in the top left, check the “builds on my cards” tab to see if someone responded.

I just took a look at the game stats and I loved seeing that the #1 trending word is PEOPLE.

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That’s a great reminder that wherever you might fit into the LGBTQ community, we are all people – and we are all here to collectively imagine the futures that we want.

Keep going! And only THEN, like Alana Cadence suggested, we can take action to sleep, because we did it!