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A Brief History of Pride Month

Two feminine-presenting people with dark skin are embracing, one person standing behind the other with their hand wrapped under the other’s arm and resting on the other’s stomach. Both are wearing black shirts with rainbows in the shape of U.S. Flag stripes. Their faces are nuzzling close together, the shorter person in the front looking back and the taller person’s pierced nose tilting downward. Their eyes are closed and they seem at peace in their intimacy.

June means seeing rainbow flags where there weren’t any before. Companies show off their true colors as part of something called “rainbow capitalism” — profiting off of the celebration of LGBTQ pride.

But if this month isn’t about Oreo’s new rainbow-stuffed cookie or a big brand’s cute new pride logo, what is it about?

Pride month is a celebration of LGBTQ+ history…

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Maia D. (they/them)

Maia D. (they/them)

Creator, Convivial Culture | Professional Dabbler | Disability Justice + Mental Health Activist | "Artist" | RPG Novice | M.A. Bioethics | Cleveland, OH