This past Pride Month, I recommitted myself to continuing efforts to ensure equal treatment for all those who call our state, and country, home — no matter who they love.
…anyone looking for a compeling and juicy queer history read need look no further than “The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America” (FSG, 2020) by Eric Cervini. Cervini, who received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Cambridge, took it upon himself to introduce readers to Frank Kameny, a legendary figure in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
Last week, Charlotte Pride announced that it would no longer allow the participation of law enforcement agencies as vendors or marching contingents in the parade. Along with the announcement, Charlotte Pride issued a resolution stating that the fight for black and brown lives is bound together with the fight for LGBTQ liberation.
The parade will march down Tryon St., beginning at 9th St. and ending at Stonewall St., as floats, marching bands and dance performers celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King.