Will I Find Pride in 2020?

Health restrictions and violence against Black people has made it harder than ever to celebrate Pride this year

A young black woman holds up a rainbow flag at an outdoor gathering.
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I’ve built a community that gives me a sense of safety and stability in an ever-changing world. Now, it feels like the virus has taken that all away.

I can’t quite figure out how I find joy when such a large part of my joy comes from spending time with my queer community, especially in June.

Janaya is a Chicago-based writer covering film, literature, music and the African diaspora. House music is her love language. More at JanayaGreene.com.

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