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Boston 'straight pride' parade dwarfed by large counter-protest
Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened? : NPR Ed : NPR
I n Park City, Utah, students are lining up at a local high school to get their locker assignments for the semester. Extracurricular clubs have set up tables to attract new members. But there are more. Way more. Hyperindividual, you-do-you young people from across the U. These aspects of identity — the sense of being a man or a woman, for instance, and whom one is drawn to physically or romantically — are distinct.
Know Your Rights: Students & LGBTQ Rights at School
Straight pride is a slogan that arose in the late s and early s that has primarily been used by social conservatives as a political stance and strategy. Straight pride backlash incidents have generated controversy and media attention. School policies and court decisions regarding freedom of expression have drawn particular attention, spotlighting individuals protesting school expressions against harassment of LGBTQ adolescents. Newspaper coverage of the events was minor, since, in the s, huge marches and mass rioting had become commonplace and the Stonewall riots were relatively small. A new period of liberalism in the late s began a new era of more social acceptance for homosexuality which lasted until the late s.
Pride Fl ags The rainbow flag has changed dramatically since its first hand-dyed creation by Gilbert Baker and his boyfriend Jomar Teng. The original version of the flag had eight colors, each of which stood for concepts including healing, sunlight, nature, and spirit. Since then, the now-common six color flag is only one of many variations, all of which symbolize the diversity and inclusiveness of the LGBT movement. Pink Triangle Born out of the violence of the Nazi regime, the pink triangle is a reclaimed symbol of oppression now used to show LGBT pride and increase understanding. Gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps were forced to wear the pink triangle to show that they were homosexuals, which meant that they often received worse treatment and as a result were less likely to survive the camps.