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Intersection of Racial Inequality and Pride Month (webinar)
Date Thursday June 04
Time 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorThe Commonwealth Club
Location Details
Online livestream
A Discussion on Racial Inequality and Pride Month

Thu, Jun 4 / 2:30 pm PT

As the country is convulsed by widespread protests over the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by Minneapolis police officers, we will discuss the impact it has had on our community, especially the LGBTQI community this month.

Join us for an in-depth conversation about racial inequality and Pride Month

Aria Sa'id
Transgender Advocate; Co-Founder/Executive Director, Compton’s Transgender
Cultural District

Natalie Thompson
Vice President, Records Management, Capital Pride Alliance (Washington, D.C.); Vice President, Global Outreach, InterPride (International); Secretariat Co-Chair, Global Pride

Carolyn Wysinger
Board President, San Francisco Pride; Host, "The C-Dubb Show" Podcast—Moderato

Michelle Meow, co-host
Producer and Host, “The Michelle Meow Show”; Member, Commonwealth Club
Board of Governors

John Zipperer, co- host
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club

IMAGE: Hero image from cropped image by Becker1999 from Grove City, OH and posted by the Commonwealth Club

Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 4th, 2020 10:51 AM
by The Commonwealth Club
Thursday Jun 4th, 2020 2:12 PM

A Discussion On Racial Inequality And Pride Month (webinar)

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Marsha P. Johnson The first pride was a riot: We should honor the trans women of color behind it.

"Pride and the Black Lives Matter movement collide in 2020, it's worth remembering that the LGBTQ+ rights movement owes its very being to riots led by people of color."

"On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a meeting place for LGBTQ+ New Yorkers. When they demanded to do sex verification checks on trans women, a spontaneous protest broke out, and at the forefront of those protests were trans women of color like
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. Pride itself owes its very existence to a riot, and it took radical acts of change to just start the conversation about LGBTQ+ issues in America."

For the full article, go to:


USA TODAY: Why we owe Pride to black transgender women

"We were at a point where particularly the story of Stonewall was very whitewashed for so long, and now we're going back and people are deliberately reviewing the stories of people like
Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera."

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