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LGBTQ Texans and Pride Organizers Balance Safety with Desire to Celebrate

Many are trying to navigate plans to commemorate with concerns about safety after extremists’ arrests in Idaho.

Pride flags, stickers, masks, pronoun buttons and other merch were handed out at the Austin school district’s “Pride Out!” event in March. Organizers of Pride events in Texas this month are trying to weigh a wish to celebrate their civil rights movement with fears for safety after extremists were arrested at a Pride event in Idaho this month (photo by Lauren Witte/The Texas Tribune).

By Jaden Edison, Texas Tribune

Because this year, it “feels more like a statement,” she said.

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