Is Pride Too Commercialized?

"The first Pride marches were radical acts for queer people occupying public space loudly and proudly. Today, Pride Month gatherings are more likely to be described as parades than marches. And with rainbow flags adorning the storefronts of big corporations, it might be easy to think the struggle is over. But many LGBTQ activists worry that Pride’s commercialization has diluted its political legacy and lets corporations off the hook for supporting anti-LGBTQ politicians. We speak with jodi nicole, an organizer with Reclaim Pride NYC, and Dr. Katherine Sender, professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University, about the commercialization of Pride."

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In this June 8, 2014, photo, American Express workers carry giant, cutout letters that spelled, “Love=Love,” the theme of the of the gay pride parade, in Salt Lake City. ( Rick Bowmer / AP Photo )