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Why Do We Still Have Pride? The History of Pride from Matt Baume | Video

Matt Baume lays out the history of Gay Pride and why we still need it.

“Given what just happened in Florida, it’s an important time to ask: why do we have Pride? Well, just as there was 40 years ago when Pride began, there’s violence today that pushes people into the closet to protect themselves; there are still laws that erase us; and there are still people who would chase us into our safe places and try to do us harm. But people have tried to terrorize us in our refuges before. We defied them then, and we’ll defy them now. “

Video from Matt Baume