Being Black. Being a Lesbian.

As Pride Month comes to a close, a member of the Black community and the LGBTQ+ community reflects on celebration and mourning.

“Celebration of the victory of the Supreme Court win for my LGBTQ+ community is quieted by the deep pain of my Black community in continuing to mourn the killing of our brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, fathers and mothers at the hands of police; by receiving less equitable healthcare as we fight a global pandemic; by demanding clean water in Flint, Michigan; by continued discrimination in housing and employment; by the refusal of some to even allow us to birdwatch, jog, barbecue or simply exist without having the police called on us.”