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Drag: The Face of Pride

Each year drag artists sashay to the front of Pride. Between activism, main stage performances and brand collaborations, I think it is safe to say that drag is the face of Pride.

Throughout history, Drag has been rooted in activism - before corporations took to slacktivism, drag queens were at the frontlines of fighting for queer rights.

Pride Then: Stonewall Uprising of 1969

The first Pride march after Stonewall, NYC, 1970

Fed up with harassment against 2SLGBTQ+ people, the NYC gay community fought back when the Stonewall Inn was raided by police. Thus begun 3 days of riots, becoming a catalyst for queer rights.