As a store that serves and employs some of the LGBTQ in our community - celebrating PRIDE feels extra urgent this year. With harmful legislation coming out of Florida with the latest “Don’t Say Gay Law,” consistent attacks on trans folks’ existence that permeate the media, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, it’s ever-important to celebrate a PRIDE that goes beyond a rainbow t-shirt or single-use sunglasses emblazoned with a company’s limited-edition rainbow logo (cold-hard truth: many of these items end up in the landfill affecting BIPOC and marginalized communities and adding to our waste-crisis - we see it constantly when we travel to rag-houses). While I could drone on about the ways capitalism has co-opted the commemoration of the Stonewall riot, instead, we’re sharing a few ways you can uplift the queer community, find joy, and celebrate PRIDE beyond June 30th!
Here’s what we’ve got:
- Paris is Burning (1990) — stream it on HBO Max - so fierce!
- The Women's House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison
- NPR’s 2019 Series 50 Years After Stonewall
- The Normal Heart (1985) — 2014 film adaptation streaming on HBO Max
Supporting a Queer Future
- Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition
- Fenway Health Alliance
- Trans Community of New England
- The Network La Red
- The Theater Offensive
Happy Pride folks! Let's continue to find ways to cultivate change and joy amidst the choas and a reminder that our most impactful actions often happen at the local level.