Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Elizabeth Beier is a queer cartoonist living in San Jose, Calif. From the time she first moved to the Bay Area, she has gone San Francisco Pride to meet people, hear their stories and draw. This year, she asked Pride-goers in Dolores Park before the Dyke March what the occasion means to them.

Turn on your audio to meet the people who shared their diverse stories with her.

‘They’ is now recognized by Merriam-Webster as a pronoun for non-binary individuals

The inclusion is a significant recognition that the new pronouns have reached the mainstream

I spent years wearing tight dresses to pass as straight. Here’s what it took for me to be okay with my identity.

I was raised in a conservative area with no space for gender expression

He founded a conversion therapy center to turn LGBTQ Christians straight. Now he rejects the ‘cycle of self shame.’

McKrae Game said he realizes the harm he has caused and that he, himself, is gay