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Marching in solidarity: This year’s Texas Pride events highlight Black queer and trans people

LGBTQ Texans are getting back to Pride’s protest roots while standing alongside Black and brown people in their community, who are still fighting for equality on two fronts.

Ashley Williams, left, and Micah Sutton, far-right, watch and laugh as Devante Warmack, center, dances in celebration at the Dallas Southern Pride Juneteenth Festival on June 16, 2018.

“Everyone is talking about social unrest, racial justice and police brutality. I feel like I woke up in the Twilight Zone. Let’s stay here and let’s keep everyone talking about it.”

— Dom Johnson
Avion Wilson, left, and Kyrs Yayo at the Dallas Southern Pride Juneteenth Festival, June 16, 2018.
Ashley Williams, left, and Tangela Lewis, 25, take a selfie at the Dallas Southern Pride Juneteenth Festival at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on June 16, 2018.
Danny Rogers, left, and Rayshawn Samuels at the Dallas Southern Pride Juneteenth Festival at the Longhorn Ballroom in Dallas on June 16, 2018.

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