Pride Month is an opportunity to honor the achievements and contributions of 2SLGBTQI activists who have paved the way in the community. It is also a time to reflect on the struggles that persist and to recommit ourselves to the pursuit of justice.
During this Pride Month, we celebrate the beauty, resilience, and diverse experiences of the 2SLGBTQI community. As an intersectional feminist institute, we recognize that the fight for 2SLGBTQI liberation is inherently connected to dismantling oppressive systems and creating a more just and equitable world for all.
Audre Lorde’s powerful words,
“Revolution is not a one-time event,”
remind us that true liberation requires ongoing commitment and collective action.
We understand that our work extends beyond challenging oppressive structures—it necessitates actively dismantling systems of oppression, including racism, sexism, ableism, and homophobia. As a collective of educators, authors, and activists, we stand against the policing and criminalization of marginalized communities, including 2SLGBTQI individuals who are disproportionately impacted by the prison-industrial complex. We advocate for transformative justice, seeking to address harm and promote healing without perpetuating cycles of violence.
Let us celebrate Pride Month by uplifting and centering the voices of 2SLGBTQI people, particularly those who are often marginalized within the community, including queer and trans people of color, disabled queer individuals, and those at the intersections of multiple marginalized identities.