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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.
The Stonewall Inn in 1969.

Pittsburgh Pride, 50 years after Stonewall

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.”
The Philadelphia Pride flag.

Opinion | Pride can be both political and a party

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.
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)

The Pittsburgh pride of today ignores its roots

By Anaïs Foss | For The Pitt News June 12, 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...

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