Health restrictions and violence against Black people has made it harder than ever to celebrate Pride this year

A young black woman holds up a rainbow flag at an outdoor gathering.

If you let many Black queer folks tell it, Pride isn’t that big of a deal because we’re queer 24/7, all year long.

Don’t believe the hype.

The stance makes sense. From the Pacific Northwest to the Midwest to the South, Queer spaces tend to be majority White, if they…

Janaya Greene

Janaya is a Chicago-based writer covering film, literature, music and the African diaspora. House music is her love language. More at

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