Pride is not a performance, it’s a commitment to LGBTQ+ rights

A friend recently asked: “Why is there so much hatred toward the LGBTQ+ community all of a sudden?” The unprecedented wave of anti-LGBTQ+ bias we see today has a history that goes back decades. Whether it was Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children’‘ campaign in Miami-Dade County in 1977 or the nearly 100,000 LGBTQ+ people forced from federal civil service during the last century, our society has a long and sordid history of discrimination against LGBTQ+ Americans. Fortunately, the lessons of yesteryear can be instructive as we seek to overcome the latest onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric and opposition.

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