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What Makes Pride Episode 1: Pride

What Makes Pride is a 2021 series from PFLAG National, hosted by Melissa Harris-Perry, dedicated to uplifting the work and lives–and sharing the stories–of LGBTQ+ BIPOC people, communities, and grassroots organizations.

Episode 1 features and focuses on BIPOC Pride Organizations and organizers

Reclaim Pride Coalition logo

Jay Walker, Co-Founder, Reclaim Pride Coalition

  • About: The complex proliferation of Parades as the model for Pride Celebrations internationally is deeply disturbing… to many people in the LGBTQIA2S+ communities.  In the city of New York, home to the Stonewall Inn, a group of Queer activists decided the Parade in NYC had gone too far —  too far from the spirt of the Stonewall Rebellion, and miles away from achieving societal equity for queer and trans people. So was born the Reclaim Pride Coalition. 
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  • Donatereclaimpridenyc.org/donate


Southern Fried Queer Pride logo

Taylor Alxndr, Executive Director, Southern Fried Queer Pride

  • About: Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) was born out of a lack of space for Black and brown queer folks to build community, a lack of queer art, and in opposition of the established narrative of Southern queers. The South is home to the country’s largest population of LGBTQIQAP2+ individuals, yet we’re confined to a narrative of stigma, statistics, and struggle. SFQP fights that notion, and is aiding in uplifting a honest narrative of resilience, rich history, and vibrance. 
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  • Donatesouthernfriedqueerpride.com/donate