QUEER VOICES
06/05/2015 12:59 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why Pride Month Is, And Will Always Be, Important

June is Pride Month for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, in which queers love and embrace the strides made over the years and also take a look forward at how to continue the fight for full equality. But in a time when the attorney general calls LGBT issues one of the "civil rights challenges of our time" and we've reached a so-called "transgender tipping point," do we still need an entire month dedicated to celebrating LGBT pride?

In the video above, HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill spoke with HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile, the director of Stonewall 50 David Schneider and the content director Of Black Trans Media Olympia Perez, who discussed why Pride month is, and will always be, absolutely important.

Watch the full segment on whether pride month is outdated here.

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