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Pride exists because of a woman.
Pride exists because of a black woman.
Pride exists because of a black trans woman.
Pride exists because of a black trans woman who was a sex worker.
Pride exists because of a black, bisexual trans woman who was a sex worker that threw a brick at a cop.
Pride exists because of a black, bisexual trans woman, who was a sex worker, that threw a brick at a cop and started a riot against the state.
Don’t lose this month in rainbow capitalism and unabashed racism because of the privilege of being white while queer.
If you aren’t supporting queer people of color, trans women, and queer sex workers, you aren’t celebrating pride, you are celebrating rainbow capitalism and police brutality.
Her name was Marsha P. Johnson.
Original by: Karence Cole
LGTBQIA2S+ is an acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit, and the countless affirmative ways in which people choose to self-identify
Respect. I learn something new everyday. When I was younger, there weren’t as many specific identifying acronyms. Personally, I just see us all, no matter what your sexuality is, as one specific identity. The same goes for race, or skin color. I hate labels. But, I do understand the possible need to have a defined label, especially if that gets you treated better, and equal rights.
I see us ALL, as the HUMAN RACE.