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Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center raises awareness for Juneteenth and pride

Posted on AllSides June 19th, 2024
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AKRON, Ohio — At the Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center in Akron, organizers are putting a twist on their Juneteenth celebration by raising awareness, visibility and equity for all communities. “We call it Juneteenth Pride because this is June, the month of Pride and in the African American community, what better way to promote pride by adding it to Juneteenth,” said Steve Arrington, Executive Director of Bayard Rustin LGBTQ+ Resource Center. While Juneteenth calls for a celebration of freedom, commemorating when slavery was abolished in the U.S., Steve Arrington says...

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