Pride weekend in D.C. served as a powerful reminder of the work ahead for the LGBT movement on several fronts. The Saturday parade was interrupted twice by No Justice No Pride protesters who want Capital Pride to rethink their corporate sponsors, to ban police from the parade and to diversify its board. Whatever your view of that group and its demands, their actions to disrupt the parade recall the very origins of Pride itself in protesting police harassment at the Stonewall Inn.
At a time when there’s so much to unite the LGBT+ community, we’ve gotten really good at eating our own. It’s not a new phenomenon. In 2014, when Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Oscars telecast, I remember watching with a tear in my eye as Jared Leto accepted the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club.” Ellen did a terrific job; Leto rightly acknowledged those who died from AIDS in his beautiful speech.
Listening to President Trump deliver remarks on Holocaust Remembrance Day last week proved yet another galling exercise in surreal hypocrisy. The same president who tapped Stephen Bannon to serve as his top adviser had the nerve to criticize Holocaust deniers, adding “we must never, ever shrink away from telling the truth in our time.”And so, let’s tell some truth. Truth: Bannon established Breitbart News as “the platform for the alt-right,” as he boasted last summer.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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