Philanthropy DMV guest blog post: “It is 2024 – What are we celebrating this Pride season?”

Written by: britt walsh, Director of Gender Affirming Care at Whitman-Walker Health

In advance of their participation on a Health panel discussion at Philanthropy DMV’s Supporting Trans Health & Justice event on Monday, June 24th to raise awareness of current trans health issues… Whitman-Walker Health’s britt walsh, Director of Gender Affirming Care was asked to write a guest blog post that reflected on Pride.


Pride season has begun in DC, and with Trans Pride kicking us off in May, I braced myself for another whirlwind year of parades and celebrations in towns and cities of all sizes, around the country. Many in the LGBTQ movement remind us that “The first Pride was a riot” and it feels appropriate to honor our history… one we can – quite literally – be proud of: our Black and brown trancestors and queer elders fighting for their rights to live freely, love openly, and achieve equality and inclusion. But is it not also a reality check, a call to action? Using the past tense – to say Pride was a riot- implies to me that we are done fighting. So, I ask my trans and queer family now, in 2024- what are we celebrating this Pride season? What have we won?

Read full post here.

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