It’s so funny seeing white LGBT folks complain about the modified Pride flags by saying “the flag is about sexuality not race!!” because for LGBT People of Color, our gender/sexuality is tied heavily to our racial and ethnic identities. Our experiences as LGBT folk are informed by our race and a great many of our racial experiences are influenced by our gender/sexuality. Just because your whiteness affords you enough privilege to be able to separate you LGBT activism and identity from your race doesn’t mean WE as LGBT People of Color can. So. If we want to modify Pride flags to remind the LGBT community of the need to be intersectional, then we have the right to.
You’re welcome for this nugget of wisdom, support LGBT People of Color, hope you had a good Pride.