Six LGBT People of Color Talk Gay Pride and How POC Fit into the Conversation

LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots—which was a police riot against the gay community—were a tipping point for the liberation movement for the LGBT community in the United States, which is still being fought today.

Just last week, the Supreme Court ruled in favor marriage rights for everyone. But there are still many issues in the LGBT community that need attention. For example, the early LGBT movement for civil rights has not always been inclusive of all identities around sexuality, gender and race. There has been some improvement over the years but there is room for more.

Colorlines News interviewed 6 people of color around Gay Pride and asked questions about how they viewed the celebration, what was their first Gay Pride experience and how people of color fit into the mainstream conversation around Gay Pride.

Tune in below.

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Deonna Anderson is Junior Editor at For Harriet. Follow her on Twitter @iamDEONNA.


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