Thursday, July 21, 2016

Welcome to Stonewall storytelling night to reflect upon origin and impact of Pride - STRAIGHT

by Craig Takeuchi 
Originally published: July 20, 2016

Why isn't the Pride parade more family friendly? Why is there so much sexual content? Why isn't it more inclusive? Why do we even need to celebrate it now that we have LGBT rights in Canada?

If some of these questions come to mind, or if you've heard other people ask them but are not sure how to answer them, perhaps it's time to think about where Pride came from.

With so much focus on the glitz, glamour, and outrageousness of the party otherwise known as Pride, it has become a bit too easy to overlook, or even forget, about the political roots of the event.