Rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar said this about the power of names: “If I’m gonna tell a real story, I’m gonna start with my name.” Our names are so much a part of us, that we may not even realize the weight they carry. If you are like most people, you were named by your […]
Can the original Gay Pride be reclaimed?
In the political upheaval that is reshaping our society, including the LGBTQ+ community, there seems to be a national movement to “reclaim” Pride. This movement has taken various forms around the nation: marches being led by queer youth and people of color. Dyke and trans marches. It’s taken different shapes in multiple cities.