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  • Writer's pictureHolly Corbett

Special Pride Month Episode: Stories of Belonging


June is Pride Month. A catalyst for the LGBTQIA+ Rights Movement happened on June 28, 1969 when police raided a gay bar in New York City, sparking the Stone Wall Riots that were largely led by LGBTQIA+ people of color. That incident ignited protests around the country in the push for equal rights. Today in 2020 protests are again sweeping the nation, prompted by the death of George Floyd and others, and accelerating the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The intersectionality of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the LGBTQIA+ Rights Movement is as clear now as ever. In this episode of Breaking the Bias, you’ll hear from a number of voices on what Pride Month means to them personally, and why we must continue the fight for equality for all. The voices you’ll hear include:

  • A gay Boomer on how he benefited from white privilege by not coming out until later in life.

  • A Brooklyn-raised, Costa Rican immigrant and LGBTQ educator on why there are so many letters.

  • A Black, gay, non-binary Broadway actor on how we can all be activists.

  • A millienial on leaving his dream job after speaking up for a transgendered employee.

  • But first, we will hear from the mother of two gay sons on her hopes for their future. Here are their stories.





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