I have a tendency to overthink things. Most things. Even seemingly minor things, like whether or not to put my Facebook pic through a rainbow-ification app to celebrate Friday's Supreme Court decision.
I'm a straight woman. I've had, at best, had a marginal connection to the LGBT rights movement - participating in the occasional Pride parade / Pride booth / Welcoming Congregations concert / rights victory celebration isn't exactly heavy lifting. So I grappled over whether to follow a number of my friends and rainbow-ify my Facebook profile pic.
Would it smack of smug self-satisfaction (See? I'm such a good liberal and generous spirit. Yay me! Oh, and nya nya nya nya nya nya "traditional values" people!)?
Would it help - even a microscopic bit, as part of a sea of rainbow-ified profile pics - further bolster the spirit of LGBT folks I know, for whom Friday's Supreme Court victory was more deeply personal?
Or would it maybe even help provide another face of ally-ship for less liberal folks who know me, [hopefully] think I'm a decent person, and weren't as enthusiastic about the Supreme Court decision yesterday?
On the other side of all of that [okay, somewhat neurotic] hyper-analysis, it seemed that if there was even a remote possibility that the simple act might give someone else an inkling of joy, why wouldn't I do it?
But a caveat had to be put out there first - I'm not gloating, I'm not trying to prove I'm a good liberal, and I'm certainly not celebrating having done anything all that special or important myself. I'm just doing a little something (and a very little something, at that) to show my support.
Then it was on to the rainbow-ification!