June is Pride Month, focused on celebrating the accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s also a time to acknowledge the challenges that they continue to face. Those challenges can often be complicated for members of the Black LGBTQ+ community. Black Pride Colorado works to create a culturally safe space of inclusivity.
Tara Jae is the executive director of Youth Seen and co-founder of Black Pride Colorado. Lex Dunbar is a Black LGBTQ+ advocate based here in Colorado.