Pride and the Rise of the Far Right - LGBT+ for a People's Vote

On Pride and the rise of the Right

In 2019, Pride is about celebrating our identity – not to mention our very right to exist.

Fifty years after the Stonewall uprising, Pride festivals are the world’s most colourful, glittery and exuberant affairs.

They’re so fabulous in fact, that even some alt-right straight people (groups like the misleadingly named Super Happy Fun America – organisers of Boston’s “Straight Pride”) want one to call their very own.

Yes, Pride is a huge celebration. And, frankly, why shouldn’t we celebrate? Across the story of one lifetime, our community has made progress that the heroes of Stonewall could hardly have imagined.

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