Ok, so these boys don’t look like they are struggling, exactly. But behind flamboyant pride celebrations are some serious battles for legal and social equality, especially in racial & ethnic minority communities, and the genius of pride is that it manages to celebrate the struggle.
Year by year the growing number of ethnic pride celebrations help make LGBT issues more visibible in communities of color. From Boston Latinos to Atlanta African-Americans and Asian-Pacific Islanders in San Francisco, the voice of racial and ethnic minority queers is louder than ever and their pride events are among the most spirited.
In Portland, Oregon, Latino Gay Pride takes place June 4. Themed “La Lucha/The Struggle,” this weekend-long celebration features a Friday night Papis Dance Party, women’s networking brunch and huge Sunday festival.
May 21-25 marks DC Black Pride Weekend events featuring the first ever Mr. and Ms. DC Black Pride pageant.
For more prides across the globe, check out our full events calendar
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