Cyrena Touros | New Hampshire Public Radio

Cyrena Touros


2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, in recognition of the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Since then, Pride has evolved: from that small commemoration to community gatherings in progressive enclaves like New York and San Francisco to corporate-sponsored parades and ticketed events across all 50 states; from a space where people on the margins created fragile alliances to a mainstream festivity.

There's an old writing exercise that involves describing a color without naming it; it challenges the writer to evoke the emotional primacy of a concept we often take for granted.

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Happy birthday to the man of many names.

If music has a transportive power, able to send us back in time with a just a few notes, then no type is as powerful as the holiday variety.