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Pride: History and Protest

Today host Salima Hamirani talks with activist Ripley Marie Bennett, who was arrested during a Black Lives Matter protest in Columbus during Pride, about protests at Pride and why they are important.

Source: Daily Evolver

Then Hamirani speaks with LGBT documentary filmmaker Glenne McElhinney about the history of pride, starting with a police riot at the Stonewall Inn.

Finally she interviews members of the disability rights organization Adapt about how the Republicans’ new healthcare bill will affect people with disabilities, as well as Thursday’s protest at which almost 60 members of Adapt were arrested for protesting outside of Mitch McConnell’s office.

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