The Pride Tipping Point: Why I Reject The “Gen Z is Canceling Pride” Narrative
My first Pride was a protest led by Black trans women and non-binary people. It was stopped by police with rubber bullet guns at the ready. This was my experience as a queer young person coming of age in Pittsburgh. It connects me to the LGBTQ people who came before me more than any bloated, cash-flushed Pride march ever could. I am not “canceling” Pride, I am bringing it back to its roots.