COVID-19 shut down the city’s police- and corporation-drenched LGBTQ extravaganza. But a low-budget, pro-Black, and anti-police march picked up the slack.
The event, which serves as party and HIV prevention model, hopes for a COVID-free future.
As protests erupted nationwide in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the #BlackLivesMatter movement came the LGBTQ-dominant communities of Fire Island’s Pines and Cherry Grove in New York.
On this 50th anniversary of San Francisco Pride, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing restrictions, most events have been cancelled or moved to a virtual platform. However, the Pink Triangle will shine on.
Already set back by COVID-19, primarily non-Black organizations are walking a line between allyship and appropriation.
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The batons and plastic cuffs came out during a post-curfew street showdown hours after a Stonewall rally for Black transgender lives.
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GMHC will be hosting a virtual memorial on May 13 to honor one of New York City’s most committed activists.
“The heart emoji, the prayer hands emoji, the crying face emoji—and the last touch, the flower emoji. These are goodbyes on this plane, as we yearn to be forever connected in the life that comes after.”
The group is a chance to iron out legal challenges, trade tips on shelter and jobs, and simply enjoy some food and fellowship.