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Susan Kent answers Palette Shout Out

Susan Kent: Key West, Community Activist
Susan Kent: Key West, Community Activist

We asked: Why do you celebrate Pride?

Years ago, participating in Pride meant being a voice in the LGBT community. It meant standing up for equality. Now, Pride is a time to celebrate our rich history. I celebrate because I am lucky enough to live in a place that embraces diversity and shares the “One Human Family” message. I celebrate all of the wonderful experiences I’ve had as a lesbian activist, including meeting Gilbert Baker, the creator of the Rainbow Pride Flag, and helping to produce the Key West Sea-to-Sea Rainbow Flag that stretched across our island from the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico; then years later holding a section of that flag on the steps of the Supreme Court to show support for Marriage Equality.

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