While there is much to celebrate this Pride season, there is also much to fear. Pride began as a political movement to fight for LGBTQ rights. We’ve come a long way since that first Pride in 1970. We can legally marry. We can adopt children. And more people than ever are visibly queer.
But make no mistake. These rights are under attack. Since taking office, President Donald Trump has appointed many judges and cabinet leaders who are anti-LGBTQ. He’s removed discrimination protections in health, employment, housing, data-collecting, and public accommodation.
The following is a timeline of what many are calling an unprecedented modern-day attack on our community: