Category: pride month

“There are also many people of same sex relationships in this country, who have been violated and have also suffered in silence for fear of being discriminated,” Masisi said. “Just like other citizens, they deserve to have their rights protected.”

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Heya! I know this isn't exactly the format of stuff you usually post, but I'm hoping that you, or your other followers, might be able to help me find something: I'm after a single article that covers the history of pride as a protest, and ideally also some of the (many) reasons why pride still needs to be political today. An international view is appreciated, and it'd need to have unrestricted access (so no JSTOR etc). Any ideas? Thankyou! x

No worries! I already had a couple of articles like this on hand so I was prepared!

For context for some of these articles, there has been a huge movement in Canada to start excluding military and police floats from the parade, this movement was kicked off by Black Lives Matter Toronto. It caused global controversy, including American Pride events inviting our police to their pride to show that they do not stand in solidarity with their Canadian queer siblings.

This event is not what you asked about, but it did spark a number of articles discussing the history of Pride as a political movement, so I hope they apply.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/lgbtq2s-edmonton-pride-1.4711732 

This one is very much more leaning towards why Pride needs to remain a protest, and it discusses how the most recent protests in Edmonton, and how they tie into the history of the queer community!

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/07/08/political-history-of-pride_n_10831484.html

This article is probably my favourite on this topic because it doesn’t stop at Stonewall, it looks at the origin of Pride marches from cities around the world, and I think there is a huge amount of value in that. 

https://www.advocate.com/pride/2017/6/10/pride-has-always-been-about-protest

https://www.history.com/news/how-activists-plotted-the-first-gay-pride-parades

These two are very American history based if that is what you are looking for.

Feel free to add more, and include the history of Pride from your own country!

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Dyke March, San Francisco 2018