(Image: The Stonewall Inn New York City, NY)
Though Pride 2020 may not be what we expected or hoped, may we use this opportunity to reflect on the history of the Stonewall Riots (28Jun-3Jul 1969) and the work we have ahead of us.
On this 51st anniversary of the catalyst for the lgbtq* civil rights movement, may we remember those still vulnerable to discrimination and violence and may we honor them with action.
We still have children fearful of being outcast by their own family and of being bullied to the point of considering suicide as an option.
We still have seniors vulnerable to abuse and discrimination by caretakers and assisted living facilities.
We still have a disproportionate amount of our trans* brothers and sisters of color being murdered.
We have lgbtq* people fleeing their homelands seeking asylum in the US only to be subjected to more abuse when they get here.
We still have much work to do.
Let’s use this time to reflect, roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Below is a list of nonprofits I support.
Some are dedicated to lgbtq* civil rights.
Your support is tax-deductible unless noted otherwise.
If you’re a US citizen, please use your voice and vote.
We may not be able to have our traditional parades and parties with our people this year, but we can use this time to make a positive difference.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Dr Martin Luther King Jr