There are now designated safe places for those that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community at Coachella. However, is this a step forward considering the owner of Coachella has previously donated to anti-LGBTQ+ organizations? The Coachella music festival is very well known amongst a wide variety of people. It is so popular that many celebrities and influencers arrive and participate in it. Since the festival is given so much attention, it has an opportunity to spread a positive message for the LGBTQ+ community. The owner of Coachella is known for donating to many anti-LGBTQ+ organizations and is seen as the “enemy of equality.'' Many concertgoers were planning to boycott the festival as a … [Read more...] about Is Coachella really all that inclusive?
A man by the name of Bayard Rustin was an integral part of the nonviolent civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, directly working with Martin Luther King Jr. to organize nonviolent marches, sit-ins, and boycotts. He should be celebrated by all alongside the names of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks but was unfairly forced out of our history books simply because of his sexuality. “Martin Luther King, with whom I worked very closely, became very distressed when a number of ministers working for him wanted him to dismiss me from his staff because of my homosexuality," said Rustin. Born March 17, 1912, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bayard Rustin grew up in a society full of … [Read more...] about The civil rights activist forced into the shadows