June is Pride Month, an occasion to recognize the extraordinary contributions and achievements of LGBTQ+ throughout our nation’s history, and to celebrate and uplift the incredible work that youth and young adults are doing. As we reflect on the past, we also honor the persistence, determination, and commitment of today’s LGBTQIA+ activists and young adults who continue to fight for equality and champion social, racial, and economic justice.
During Pride Month, we will feature blogs written by staff members, highlight key CLASP efforts to uplift LGBTQ+ folks, and introduce several partners and community activists who devote their lives to advancing equality for all.
CLASP’s Young Adult Engagement Strategy (YAES) intentionally consults with young leaders who are experts in their respective policy fields, centering their voices in our national policy agenda and working toward narrative change.
Every June, much of the world celebrates and recognizes LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It is a month full of celebration and acknowledgment of the leaders and movements that have advanced LGBTQ+ rights, protections, and awareness.
June is Pride and Immigrant Heritage Month. To celebrate, CLASP interviewed Ricardo Chavez (pronouns: any), the programs director of Dream Action Oklahoma, who discussed embracing all aspects of one's identity, the importance of vulnerability, and the need for solidarity.