Pride Month is here! It began June first. The GRP is proud to be an ally of the LGBTQ+ community and a strong advocate for gay rights here in Massachusetts. In honor of this commitment, the GRP will be tabling at several Pride events across the state to show our support for the community, especially at a time when anti-LGBTQ+ sentiment is spreading and becoming mainstream by Republican Lawmakers giving the green light for other bigoted groups around the country to be open with their hate.
At least 417 anti-LGBTQ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the United States since the start of the year, trans people are losing access to the gender-affirming healthcare they need, drag performers are losing their ability to work, and are being chased out of towns and cities that used to be welcoming places to those performers and artists. Plus, there is an aggressive book-banning campaign to remove books that reference homosexuality or gender identity from schools.
That is why we as a collective need to stand up against bigotry, hatred, and fear and defend the rights and safety of the LGBTQ+ community and let them know that Massachusetts is a safe place for them and their families to live and work in peace.