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

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

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

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.

Pittsburgh Pride, 50 years after Stonewall

The Stonewall Inn in 1969.

By Lauren Bruckstein, For The Pitt News

June 27, 2019

On June 18, 1973, an article appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette with the headline, “Gays Hold First Pittsburgh March.”

Opinion | Pride can be both political and a party

The Philadelphia Pride flag.

By Julia Kreutzer, Staff Columist

June 11, 2019

While Pride in 2019 is far different than Stonewall, if executed with respect, it can be an incredible time to both toast to how far we’ve come and push for continued progress. It is imperative that members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies alike push for the continued growth of Pride events in ways that support and include everyone in the community.

The Pittsburgh pride of today ignores its roots

People’s Pride was held in opposition to the annual pride festivities hosted by EQT — a Pittsburgh-based oil and natural gas company. (Photo by Jon Kunitsky | Staff Photographer)

By Anaïs Foss | For The Pitt News

June 13, 2018

As a member of a community under constant attack, attending pride celebrations used to feel like a breath of fresh air for me. Pride was always a space to be out safely and celebrate myself with other queer people. But things have changed. Pittsburgh Pride has been sponsored by natural gas compa...

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