Marches and parades do not define our authenticity, tenacity, and resiliency as LGBTQ people. On this 50th anniversary of Pride celebrations worldwide I am thinking about the Stonewall Riots in 1969 where our community courageously, publicly, and forcefully resisted police brutality and harassment through six days of protest. So today, while we aren’t marching together in the Pride parade, we are still Proud at Home.
This weekend, which would have been Long Beach’s annual Pride weekend, all of us at The LGBTQ Center Long Beach are officially Proud at Home. Pride is protest. Pride is community. Pride is solidarity. Pride is intersectional (so don’t forget to demonstrate your solidarity with racial justice, feminist, immigrant rights, and labor communities too). And Pride is the culmination of years of collective resistance to secure a safer, more affirming, and more equitable world for all LGBTQ people.
I invite you to be Proud at Home too.
In solidarity and in resistance,
Pre-Order a Proud at Home T-Shirt
The Center will be selling a limited run of our exclusive Proud at Home T-Shirts to help sustain essential operations for our community. Shirts will be available in white and black and will be shipped the week of June 8th.
We will only be printing enough t-shirts to fill pre-orders, so don’t miss out!
Pre-order online now. We will send out an invoice once we have received your pre-order. Invoices must be paid by May 30th in order to receive a t-shirt.
Pride 2020 Digital Events
Thank you so much for joining our digital events in May. We will continue to celebrate Pride in June – watch this space for updates!
Accessing Digital Events
Most group meetings will use an application called RingCentral Meetings. The links to download the application are below.
Apple App Store (iPhone and iPad): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ringcentral-meetings/id688920955
Google Play Store (tablet and android phone): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ringcentral.meetings
Laptop or Desktop Computer: https://www.ringcentral.com/apps/rc-meetings