On June 1, 2020, Out & Equal hosted a virtual learning session – Pride Month Kickoff: A Virtual Town Hall – joined by Out & Equal’s CEO, Erin Uritus. The session included a State of Pride address from Erin and a community discussion to talk about everyone’s feelings, experiences, and hopes around Pride.

“Let me first say unequivocally, Black Lives Matter! Black lives matter to me and to Out & Equal. Racism and its siblings white supremacy, white privilege, and white complacency must end. They will not end if we – and I am speaking to white people like myself – keep looking to the Black community for answers to our own behaviors. That doesn’t mean we eschew dialogue and learnings. But it does mean we name whiteness, we talk about race as something white people embody and for which white people gain unearned privileges.” – Erin Uritus

Read the full address

The full recording of the session is below.