A young black queer girl goes to her first pride parade, tackles her fears of her own queerness rooted in acceptance, and becomes friends with other black queer people after the death of her parents.
World Pride took over New York last week in what was possibly the largest LGBTQIA+ event in history.
New York City is a great place to be gay — and you’ll have a gay ’ol time with our guide to the city’s most notable restaurants, parties, museums, bookstores and so much more!
“I have only been to a couple other Pride parades since then, partly because I still get skittish around big crowds, and partly because I just want to be in the air conditioning, but truth be told, I’ve probably got enough room inside me now to throw fifty pride parades.”
It’s Pride month; have you heard? Have you danced in the streets, wearing a rainbow flag, surrounded by topless women, shouting your queerness and here-ness, maybe honking a horn or ringing a bell? Here’s hoping!
Indie queer stores rarely have the cash-on-hand to make Pride-specific tees, but they’re still loaded with Pride-appropriate tees. Slogans include Lavender Menace, Magic Black Femme, Box Eater, Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist, Queer and Forever Here and SO MUCH MORE!
This year’s Pride month is an extra special one because it’s the 50th anniversary of Stonewall — and, of course, because it’s as vital as ever for us to assemble and be visible and stand and shout together as we march through the streets declaring our presence and pleasure at being part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Dykes and music and spoken word poetry and Riese Bernard and Kristin Russo!
‘Tis the season for various companies to throw rainbows on their products in exchange for our hard-earned gay cash! Who’s making cute stuff? Who’s donating to LGBTQ+ non-profits and how much? Who partnered with actual LGBTQ+ people to promote their wares? Let’s rank.
Lane Bryant made my plus-size lesbian dreams come true this Pride season with the release of their incredibly beautiful and much appreciated Pride Collection!
“I felt now was a better time than ever to make a big, bright, beautiful AND delicious, gay af rainbow cake to truly take pride in. A mouthwatering five-layer fuck you to the haters.”
This year, let’s DIY a version of Pride that makes us all feel proud.
“Seeing 110,000 people take to Taipei’s streets for a pride march that explicitly made diverse sex education its theme gave me hope for a more ambitious movement.”
“Imagine if homosexuality was contagious, though. What a beautiful world that would be.”
I can’t make every passage better. There are some passages that are still, even after months of study, hard to accept. But I try to remind myself that it’s okay to be critical of what’s written and that questions can help my faith grow.
“Dyke is not just a sexual orientation. It’s a political identity. It stands for community. It stands for solidarity. It stands for radical fight.”
Six pieces of technology that might be useful as you parade, protest and party.
With these tips, you’ll be turning heads (off people’s necks) in no time. BadabaDOOK.
“Our rage and our joy aren’t at odds with each other; they’re both integral to our history, our present, our future.”
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, and it did: “I am hoping to fill the stage with artists who are willing to donate 20 minute sets.”