Listen up, "prideful" corporations. Pack up your branded rainbow swag and leave my community alone.
The LGBTQ community has put up with your "rainbow-washing" during Pride Month for far too long. And in the Trump era, when LGBTQ rights are under alarming attack, we need you to step off our movement.
We need to reclaim Pride and its resistance roots — for ourselves and for each other. And Corporate America's role in that should be to lift us up, and then move out of the way.
While it might look like a party, Pride is actually radical activism at its core. The colorful celebration is about existing loudly, boldly, and unapologetically in public spaces. And it always has been, though the look of that resistance and revolution has evolved. Read more...
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