Happy Pride, all!
As a queer, nonbinary woman, I love Pride–all the rainbows, the celebrations, the glitter. So much glitter.
But I also love Pride because it’s a celebration of protest and the work toward liberation. This year, I’m taking the opportunity to read up on the history of Pride and LGBTQIA+ struggles–and the Black queer and trans people who are so important in that history.
I really appreciated this article about the intersection between Pride’s history and the current George Floyd protests:
June is Pride month, and the streets are full of protesters against police murder and for Black lives—never has the connection between queer and Black struggles for justice been more plain, even if the histories of both those struggles are very different. With Pride going virtual this year due to COVID, this month is an opportunity to reconnect with its radical roots, and stand up for Black lives.
(h/t to @ruby for the excellent read)
Do you have any reading recommendations? How will you celebrate Pride this year?