The 1st Pride wasn’t a party or celebration, it was a RIOT led by Queer POC. On the 50th Anniversary of Pride, it’s fitting that cities from coast to coast are rising up to assert our human rights to pursue life and liberty.
Today, we must affirm and commit to putting Black and Brown LGBTQ+ lives at the center of this fight. The toxic combination of homophobia, transphobia, and racism continues to put a target on the backs of our most vulnerable family, friends, and neighbors. We will not let this moment pass without lifting their voices up and demanding their safety.
We deeply mourn the losses of Dominique Rem’mie Fells, Riah Milton, and the many who have lost their lives for living their truth. We re-commit to the work that still needs to be done to confront homophobia, transphobia, and racism in our society.
We loudly celebrate the protections against LGBTQ+ discrimination in the workplace this month at the Supreme Court. We re-commit to the work that still needs to be done to protect workers from workplace discrimination. We proudly rejoice in our Queer elected leaders, like Dana Nessel in Michigan, for their strong leadership and their commitment to protect our communities and deconstruct institutional oppression. We re-commit to electing more Queer political leaders this November.
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