Posts Tagged Pride

Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue:

“For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. Tiana, your hair is wonderful. You come from a people with a beautiful array of styles and textures that range from short to big afros that come in colors from gray to black, curly naturals that spiral every which way just because they can.”

This is not the first time that Harris-Perry has touched on the issue; last summer,  she aired a segment exploring the current cultural ...

Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some ...

Over 300 Mormons march in Utah Gay Pride Parade

It’s so refreshing when religious people actually ask themselves What Would Jesus Do. I’m no theologian, but I’m pretty sure he would walk with and not rally against people celebrating people’s right to be and love as they choose. So, I was thrilled to see that over 300 members of the Church of Latter Day Saints attended the Utah Gay Pride Parade on Sunday.

The group Mormons Building Bridges, started a few weeks ago by Erika Munson, a mom of five from Sandy, Utah,  posted the following message on their Facebook event page.

Please come join Latter-day Saints in extending a message of love and support to our LGBT brothers and sisters by marching in the Utah pride parade. Each ...

It’s so refreshing when religious people actually ask themselves What Would Jesus Do. I’m no theologian, but I’m pretty sure he would walk with and not rally against people celebrating people’s right to be and love ...

The Wednesday Weigh-In: PRIDE Edition!

As Miriam noted, June is LQBTQ Pride Month in many places around the world, generally marked by parades, celebrations, demonstrations, and acts of solidarity for people in the LGBTQ community and allies. Here in NY, it could be made extra sweet if we pass marriage equality this week.

What better time for a Pride-themed weigh-in?

Pride is a funny thing. In public discourse, it’s alternatively described as a problem of self-righteousness or arrogance, and a necessary component of achievement and sense of a job well done. For me, it tends to come sporadically, and in accordance with my moods. I often find myself deflecting recognition for things I’ve worked on to others that I feel are more ...

As Miriam noted, June is LQBTQ Pride Month in many places around the world, generally marked by parades, celebrations, demonstrations, and acts of solidarity for people in the LGBTQ community and allies. Here ...

Happy Pride Month!

June, in many places around the world, is LGBTQ Pride Month. It’s a month marked by public celebrations, demonstrations and acts of solidarity for those of us in the LGBTQ community. It’s often the first time a newly out person feels part of a community, feels included in something celebratory and fun, in contrast to the often difficult and shame-ridden process of coming out.

I remember very clearly my first Pride celebration, five years ago at Washington DC Pride. I remember not being able to wipe the grin off my face. I was so excited, so exhilarated, to see all of these people who were like me, and made up the community I had newly joined. ...

June, in many places around the world, is LGBTQ Pride Month. It’s a month marked by public celebrations, demonstrations and acts of solidarity for those of us in the LGBTQ community. It’s often the ...