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Editorial | In absence of Pride, we should listen to our activists

A protester holds a “Trans People Belong” sign during a June protest for Black trans lives.
August 25, 2020
We should take this year, in the absence of a physical pride parade, to reflect on what pride really is, and what it should be from here on out. We should listen to our local activists.

Poetry | Verge

Poetry | Verge
June 23, 2020
Genna Edwards shares some gay poetry for Pride Month.

Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid

Opinion | Labels, like most things, are fluid
June 23, 2020
The tough thing about labels is that they’re not just the way that other people perceive you.

Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative

Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative
June 23, 2020
While there’s a case to be made for celebrating Pride with rainbow flags and twerking drag queens, it’s imperative to also honor the whole truth of the Stonewall Riots and accurately contextualize this movement.

Staff Picks: Shows and movies for Pride Month

Major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
June 2, 2020
Pride Month looks like it will come and go without much in-person celebration this year, with major Pittsburgh Pride celebrations postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the LGBTQ+ community and its allies can’t spend the month of June physically together, our staff has compiled a list of the shows and movies that help bring us closer to the community and the issues that matter.

Pittsburgh Pride, 50 years after Stonewall

The Stonewall Inn in 1969.
June 27, 2019
On June 18, 1973, an article appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with the headline, “Gays Hold First Pittsburgh March.”

Opinion | The ideal way to corporatize LGBTQ+ identity

A banner calling for the exclusion of corporations in pride.
June 12, 2019
While the corporatization can be bad, there are ways to ethically market LGBTQ+ inclusiveness. Companies need to adopt these principles, and it is our job to hold them accountable.

Pride advocates gather on Andy Warhol bridge

“Free Mom Hugs” at Sunday’s Equality March.
June 11, 2019
The Andy Warhol Bridge swarmed with people dressed in an array of glittering, feathered, skin-tight ensembles in every color of the rainbow on Saturday.

Editorial | Acknowledge progress and pitfalls during Pride month

The People’s Pride march kicks off from Freedom Corner.
June 11, 2019
But the past few years also brought forth a slew of hateful events, serving as a bleak reminder that we still have a long way to go. In order to continue progressing forward, it’s vital to acknowledge both the progress and the pitfalls.
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