Posted by on July 11, 2024 1:40 pm
Originally From: Joe My God

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Via press release from GLAAD:

Pride Month 2024 has come to an end, bringing with it highs and lows. On the upside, dozens of small towns from Alaska to Alabama held inaugural Pride events this June. Tens of thousands of attendees flocked to these celebrations focused on uplifting their local LGBTQ community.

On the downside, bigots and extremists continued their campaign against Pride events, with GLAAD recording 110 anti-LGBTQ incidents during June 2024. Despite their intent to inspire fear and force the LGBTQ community into the shadows, these numbers are down almost 25% from Pride 2023 – reflecting a growing climate of acceptance for LGBTQ people in the US.

The increased visibility of the LGBTQ community can come at a cost. As more small towns openly celebrate Pride and more

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