Gay USA 6/9/2021

June 10, 2021

NYC Pride Co-Chair on banning police in uniform; S.F. Giants wear turn team logo rainbow. ∎ LOTS of LGBTQ Pride news from around the world from bakeries, baseball, and the Stonewall. Our guest is André Thomas, the Co-Chair of NYC Pride which has ignited a firestorm by banning uniformed police—a controversy at Pride parades around the country and in Canada.   ∎ Texas gets its first out gay Black elected official. ∎ Florida’s wicked Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoes funding for LGBT services, including for survivors of the Pulse massacre. ∎ Lots of coming out stories to share. ∎ We mourn the passing of the founder of God’s Love We Deliver and a pioneering Black HIV researcher. ∎ Major progress in India and Chile.   ∎ The new director of the Office of National AIDS Policy is a Black gay man.

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