Okay boys, it's officially bathing suit season and the beginning of the summer functions. Ten years ago there were only a handful of black pride events; today there are dozens. For instance, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend was once dominated by DC Pride. But recent years have seen its cache' eclipsed by competing events in Miami and Puerto Rico. Call it a natural evolution of capitalism, or maybe it's meta-social Darwinism. But many fear black prides will re-segregate according to age and waist sizes.
Mike at Prime Time offers a fabulous essay on the future of LGBTPoC pride. "Are they becoming a thing of the past, to be replaced by sex parties, clubbing, and other purely social activities? Or are they fading away simply due to their repetitive nature?"