Please upgrade your browser. Site Navigation Site Mobile Navigation. In dense urban centers, the image of Pride as a week of bacchanalian parties and corporate-sponsored floats has caused some to question its importance. But in places like Alabama, where L. We spent a week in Alabama getting to know some of the people who are fighting for greater visibility and acceptance for L.
Pridefest 2018 "Stronger Together"
Alabama cities celebrate LGBT pride month with weekend parades - marioneldridge.com
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In Alabama, protecting the LGBTQ community has become a ‘very local issue’
McKeand is leading efforts to get a non-discrimination ordinance approved in Mobile protecting sexual orientation and gender identity. Mobile could become the third city in Alabama to include sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class within its non-discrimination ordinances. The city plans to consider concerns raised by the local LGBTQ community about a lack of legal protections preventing discrimination in housing, public accommodation and employment in the aftermath of homophobic statements made recently by Mobile County Treasurer Phil Benson. Activists like Kimberly McKeand are expected to be at Government Plaza to request that an elected official sponsor an ordinance. I am interested in hearing the various arguments.
Cities and towns around Alabama have been celebrating U. The month-long celebration and protest takes place in nearly all cities across the country. It's usually celebrated with a large parade, plenty of rainbow iconography, glitter, and floats. There are also poetry readings and plays. At the time the Stonewall Inn was a place that gay people could dance and socialize openly without being harassed.