Earlier this month, thousands of people gathered in downtown Cleveland for Pride in the CLE™. Donning colorful apparel and waving rainbow flags, members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies marched through the streets to celebrate Pride Month—and to commemorate those who have marched over the past 50 years demanding the fair and equal treatment of the LGBTQ+ community.
That celebratory atmosphere is customary for Pride marches and parades, which tend to serve as a reminder of the progress that’s been made since the 1969 Stonewall Riots. However, this year’s events also call attention to progress that’s being threatened.
The Daily connected with Harry Hawkins, director of the LGBT Center to learn about how to be an effective ally for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month—and beyond.