This small town hosts a pride celebration in a sea of red
Small town, big pride.
A touching, powerful article about the courage of LGBTQ folks living in the small, resistant town of Spencer, Indiana.
Though their Pride event may lack large corporate sponsors (or even the support of prominent local businesses), their steely resolve (very) slowly builds toward a community of acceptance. The Pride event G-rated, cheerful, and fun, with a wholesomeness impossible to object to.
“There is no silver bullet in the fight for equality. The incremental and unrelenting work it takes to organize and sustain a cohesive community is hard, but that work is certainly the best hope we have for building bridges to the sort of common understanding that defeats hate and intolerance.“