This patchwork, ever growing, has been slow to recognize the rights of people who were neither white nor male. And despite the fact laws have been enacted to protect and endow greater rights to marginalized Americans, those rights have often not so easily been wrested from the hands of those in the majority.
What’s at Stake: the Significance of Environmental Conservation and LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policy in the 2020 Election
Looking at what is at stake, the importance in understanding, discussing, and participating in our national discourse is more important than ever. The important victories in both civil rights and environmental protection are too important to be undone, challenged, or unrecognized.
Our pride, be it for our community, our shared struggles, or our resilience, can not truly be celebrated and touted until liberation and equity is available for all. Therefore, the time has come for our Pride to evolve.
As members of both the LGBTQ+ community and the outdoors community, we look forward to exploring the intersection of LGBTQ+ heritage and culture with our national parks and public lands.