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'The Fight for Pride': How activists tried to remake Philly's biggest LGBTQ+ celebration

The banner for the 2022 Philly Pride March, organized by PHL Pride Collective. (Nathan Morris/Billy Penn)
The banner for the 2022 Philly Pride March, organized by PHL Pride Collective. (Nathan Morris/Billy Penn)

June is supposed to be a time for LGBTQ+ people and their allies to show up and celebrate their communities. But last year, the group organizing Philadelphia’s biggest LGBTQ+ celebration was forced to disband.

There had been issues for years, culminating in accusations of racism and transphobia. And the problems at Philly Pride aren’t unique to Philadelphia.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong talks to WHYY’s Michaela Winberg about the limited-run podcast she hosted called “March On: The Fight For Pride,” which tells the story of what happened to Philadelphia’s biggest LGBTQ celebration — and what it means for groups around the country.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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