The Los Angeles Times, “How the Trump presidency sparked the L.A. Pride parade to return to its resistance roots”

James Lewis Perdue Jackson II marched in the first LA Pride parade, which was organized to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Back then, Jackson said, participants were “more anarchist” and “more destructive.”  They had to be, he said. The LGBTQ community had experienced police brutality, and just publicly being out as a gay person was risky.

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