Alex (they/them)





June 2021 marks over two decades of celebrating LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit Pride Month in our state. 

Yet we know Pride isn’t just about the parades, glitter, and festivals. Hear from Alex, a student at Brookings Middle School and president of the Pride Folk at the Brookings Boys & Girls Club's Teen Center, on what Pride is to them.

Then share what Pride means to you online with #PrideIs or fill out the form below to share your story. 

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Pride is ______. (Fill in the blank)

Pride is memorable. 

How do you show your Pride year-round?

I show my Pride with teaching and learning from others about topics that are shushed from online to offline.

What is your go-to song that gets you ready to take action? 

The song "Don't Take the Money."

What do you have to say to politicians who support anti-LGBTQ+ legislation? 

You are hurting more people then you might think. You are the face of hate and fire. We will fight back with words and actons. We are people.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Speak of the truth, cry out, and scream if needed. Your house should be full of love and support.

Join Alex's work to make South Dakota better for everyone my taking the Pride Pledge today! 

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