Thanks to a fabulous gift from a wonderful friend I have this year's #lgbtq #Pride Dr Martens ready for Pride season. ... It's not just about the rainbows but remembering the fight for rights and run-ins with police at #StonewallInn and before that at #ComptonsCafeteriaRiot , Black Cat Tavern, The Patch in the US where PRIDE (Personal Rights in Defense and Education) was founded in 1966, a precursor to actual Prides. ... Don't forget too that jackboots stomped over LGBTIQ rights and research in Nazi Germany, trashing and burning the contents of the Magnus Hirschfeld Institut für Sexualwissenschaft in 1933. ... LGBTIQAP+ Pride is about our past, present and future rights, it's about unity in diversity, a community of outsiders - our identity logical family that oft trumps our biological ones. It's about standing up for each other, intersectionality, whether trans, bi, black and brown (as per the extra stripes in recent inclusive rainbow flags), disabled, intersex, non-binary, and more. ... It's about our right to express and sexpress ourselves any way we choose. To gather to protest or celebrate. To that end we must remember the 70+ countries that still criminalise or pathologise queer lives, banning Prides, leading to unsafe underground cultures that live in fear of arrest, violence or death. ... Pride is a protest and a party, a march and a parade, it is local community and international solidarity. ... When you buy #rainbow merchandise learn our history, celebrate and support our present, and protect our futures. ... If you are a corporate joining in recently then remember Pride is not a day or a month but 24/7 365 not discriminating or allowing bullying or fear of being out at work. Your rainbows must be reflected in your diversity and inclusion practices year-round...
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