Pride: Party or Politics?
“COME ON! A BUNCH OF LESBIANS IN BIRKENSTOCKS, HOW CAN IT NOT BE POLITICAL? BUMPING INTO YOUR EX, THE ONE YOU SPEND THE ENTIRE PRIDE TRYING TO AVOID, HOW CAN IT NOT BE A FANTASTIC PARTY?”
TREY ANTHONY “Eye roll. Surely the Take Back The Dyke folks proved there’s enough room and enough gays in this city for Pride to be both.”
SHOLEM KRISHTALKA “Parties without politics are boring. Politics without parties are excruciating.”
“You think it’d be a party. In another place where it’s über- dangerous to be queer? Politics all the way.”
MAGGIE CASSELLA “Both. I like to get down and do an impromptu electric slide, but Pride is ultimately a celebration that I keep close to my heart when it comes to civil rights and equality.”
“Party is politics.”