Open Thread

Pride Month, in This Week’s Open Discussion

It’s an unusual, heavy-hearted June.

Welcome to the fourth installment of Slate’s new Open Discussion forum. It’s Pride Month, but the parades and activities are mostly canceled due to coronavirus, and the nation remains gripped by the death of George Floyd and widespread protests. We’re observing Pride with a Live Facebook event featuring Bob the Drag Queen on Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT and refreshing our memories by re-reading our series on the legacy of Stonewall from last year.

But we realize that might not be what you want to talk about. Tell us what you were looking forward to this Pride Month, or if you just want to answer the question, “How are you?” that’s fine too. Want to share resources or ways to help? Please do.

More about the Open Discussion threads: At Slate, our commenter community has long been a place where readers come together to share experiences, debate politics and policy, and make jokes. We’re starting a weekly Open Discussion to give those of you who aren’t frequent flyers in our existing Open Thread an opportunity to connect with one another outside the article comments. Each Open Discussion will have a theme, and we’ll have our team of moderators around to ensure a friendly, welcoming space. We may even see a Slate writer drop in from time to time. Whether you’re a first-time commenter or a grizzled veteran who can tell war stories from The Fray, we hope you’ll make yourself at home.