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Debates over whether kink has a place at Pride polarize the internet. This plays into historical tensions in the LGBTQ community.

“On that fateful June night in 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the largest private gay clubs in the US at the time. The patrons of the bar – trans women of color, homeless queer teens, drag queens, lesbians, and leather daddies – fought back. Those who fought hand in hand at the Stonewall uprisings against the police — and those who later fought against the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and continue to do so today — included many leather daddies, people who engage in BDSM, and drag queens and kings.”

https://www.insider.com/kink-at-pride-discourse-explained-kinks-role-in-lgbtq-history-2021-6