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LGBTQ+ Members Find Love, Grief, And Pride In Their Community

Three Houstonians discuss what pride means to them and the challenges still facing their community today.

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It all began when Marsha P. Johnson and a group of drag queens in New York City had enough. The raids at the Stonewall bar in Greenwich Village on June 28, 1968 were the last straw.

Over time, and across the country, gays and lesbians began to commemorate those riots with protests, parades, and festivals.

Today, the month of June is designated for the remembrance of this movement and the recognition of pride, celebrating the ever-growing community referred to as LGBTQIA+

We discuss what victories have been won throughout the years and what issues and concerns they continue to face.

Houston Public Media has created a LBGTQ+ Pride resource page filled with our local content and national programming.

For more LGBTQ+ information, counseling, and resources.

Lo Roberts

Julien Gomez

Barrett White

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