Pride activists took to the streets of Manhattan for the "Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality". Credit: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images When Jamie Margolin came out as lesbian to her parents two years ago, she was also in the process of coming out to the world as a powerful climate justice activist. Margolin, then a 16-year-old sophomore at a Catholic high school living in Seattle, had co-founded the international youth climate justice coalition Zero Hour and was organizing the group’s first youth climate march on July 21, 2018. That day, more than a year before the first global youth climate strike inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, thousands of youth and adult supporters marched across the world. If not for the global Covid-19 pandemic, cities would have been similarly flooded with LGBTQ activists this past weekend, at the end of Pride Month. While many celebrations went virtual, the shift didn’t quell the activist fervor among young LGBTQ activists like Margolin, who says her experiences as a lesbian woman and a climate justice activist are deeply intertwined. The linkage between LGBTQ Pride and climate activism has been further strengthened by the protests for racial justice […]


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