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It’s okay to feel angry this Fourth of July. It means you’re a good citizen
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 25: An abortion rights activist confronts a pro-life activist with a sign that says “They are going Pro-Life until it’s born” at the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., June 25, 2022, one day after the Supreme Court justices ruled against Roe v. Wade.(Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Photo: The Washington Post via Getty Im We’re all angry, beyond angry even. There’s a sense of overwhelming dread that is plaguing all of us with everything that’s happened this year. Anti-LGBTQ bills are sweeping the nation, targeting transgender individuals and the rest of the LGBTQ community. Roe v. Wade is dead and many protections for LGBTQ people, including gay marriage and anti-sodomy laws, are next on the guillotine.
Pride Month felt inconsequential during a time when people are systematically attacked just because of who they are and the identity they have. We tried to celebrate, but the joy of being proud this month was overshadowed by the hard truth that the country we live in is in dire need of protection against people trying to dismantle human rights. So, how can we celebrate the Fourth of July?
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