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One thing that I am proud of this Pride season is the way that we have all grown and learned to take care of each other as a community. The importance of mental and emotional wellbeing has risen to the surface over the past several years as something that needs to be integrated and addressed across the work that we do. My friends and I check in on each other and offer support regularly, especially when we witness attacks on our community.
My most memorable Pride experience was probably my first Pride – 2010 NYC Pride. Before that, I had not the faintest idea that our community was so large and so loving. It opened a whole new door for me to become more comfortable in who I am, knowing that I was side-by-side with so many other amazing LGBTQI+ folks. 😊