To me, pride means empowering the LGBTQ2+ community to effect change. It is a time to amplify their voices, listen to their experiences, and fight for their equity and justice. True allyship is more than declarations of solidarity—it is using our privilege to dismantle the systemic oppression this community faces day after day. So speak out about injustice. Continue to donate. Vote for lawmakers who are committed to equitable politics. To me, pride isn't just a month—it's 365 days a year.