My parents have spent a lifetime fighting for racial justice. Our efforts to ensure their safety during COVID brought to light how much further we have to go.
Religious conservatives who complain of Pride parades are missing the point. Pride wasn’t born in celebration, but in protest. Today’s parades and festivals are a by-product of the discrimination and hatred wrought upon the LGBTQ community. There is a simple way to end Pride festivals: stop treating LGBTQ people differently. Many local congregations showed up to Asheville’s annual pride to celebrate with us.