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Trans Activist Tiq Milan Explains the Importance of #Pride

June is Pride month which means that annual celebrations are happening in LGBTQIA+ communities, homes, and cities all over the country. While many are preparing to attend parades and other events, the country and world are steel in mourning after the tragic shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando which directly targeted queer folx. So, while this month is meant for celebration, there is still a deep sadness so many of us feel. In this video with NBC OUT, activist Tiq Milan discusses what Pride means to him and why we must celebrate through pain.

STUDY: Black Students Taught Racial Pride Do Better in School

According to a recent study, black students whose families instill in them a sense of racial pride do better in school.

Published in the journal of Child Development, the study investigated the impact of parental racial socialization practices on the relationship between racial discrimination in school and educational outcomes.

It’s findings challenge the notion that race blindness in a ideal parenting approach for black youth.