[From: https://ssir.org]

‘This year’s Pride celebrations were marked by necessary debates on the purpose of Pride in this new era of political resistance and what it means to have full representation of the diversity of LGBTQ people within the movement. Under the current U.S. Administration, philanthropic organizations and the nonprofit sector are now, more than ever, carrying the mantle for social change—be it for LGBTQ rights specifically or the struggles for universal healthcare, quality public schools, criminal justice reform, or economic opportunity. But as mainstream LGBTQ advocacy organizations focus on responding to so-called “religious freedom” laws, “bathroom bills,” and instances of workplace discrimination, activists of color are simultaneously calling on the movement to recognize the particular impact race has on their lived experiences as LGBTQ individuals.”

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