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Local LGBTQ News: “Santa Cruz Pride 2017 shows a unified front”

“Tam Welch is a queer single parent and a Korean-American adoptee. Welch is also a gender and sexuality specialist at UC Santa Cruz’s Cantú Queer Center and Grand Marshal of the 2017 Santa Cruz Pride.

Despite the multiple signifiers attached to identity these days, Welch asked the crowd gathered at Santa Cruz Pride on Sunday to cast aside labels and rally together as a unified, activist whole.

“We have seen local activist groups lose sight of the big picture by attacking potential allies. Now is not the time undermine one another. It’s a time to come together with one voice,” said Welch.

Welch’s call to action echoed the theme of Sunday’s event — Indivisible, which was conceived by Santa Cruz Pride committee member and webmaster Mike Tossy.”

Read the full article in The Santa Cruz Sentinel