Pride month is not cancelled, we’re simply getting back to our roots.
Some of us need to be reminded that this was never about a rainbow aisle in Target.
This was born when a black trans woman picked up a brick,
When people crowded the sidewalks to fight back,
And told the police that they were done giving up their safe spaces.
Just because we’re not drunk in the streets, or posting rainbow manicures on Instagram,
Do not think that we’re not celebrating.
Every sign we hold at a protest,
Each cop we tell “not again”,
Every second we spend educating ourselves,
And each time we pull an ally into the fight,
We are throwing the parade of our lives.
Pride is not cancelled,
Pride is revived.