Pride 2020

Community, Caring, & Belonging
Learning, Growth, & Families
Social Justice & Activism

This year, we celebrated Pride boldly and lifted up stories from BJ’s past, raised up the voices and visibility of the Jewish LGBTQIA+ community, and proudly celebrated together in virtual spaces, as well as shared ways to take action in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Check back in May 2021 for information on our next Pride celebration!

The events that began with George Floyd’s murder remind us that we have a long way to go before all human beings are honored and valued for the full dignity of who they are. Tony McDade, a transgender man, was one of the Black men killed by police in 2020. The city of Tallahasse, where he lived, has a long history of police mistreatment of transgender people. Lest we forget, Pride exists to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which were initiated by trans women of color in protest of police brutality. We lift up the stories of those who have been targeted and dehumanized because of their identities, and we recommit ourselves to work for justice.

If you missed any of our events, or want to watch them again, you can check them out through our Pride playlist on YouTube.

Pronouns

Earlier this year, you may have noticed that BJ staff added pronouns to our signatures. Read about why we made the decision to add pronouns.