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Party Favorz — Celebrating 16 Years of Gay Pride

Gay Pride flag waving against a blue sky Party Favorz Celebrating 16 Years of Gay Pride

Party Favorz LGBTQ+ journey since 2007 has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. From gaining marriage equality and putting an end to the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy, to facing an onslaught from a far-right faction of white Christian nationalism today – the queer community’s path is a remarkable testament to resilience and change.

However, the struggle for acceptance is far from over. A radical faction, termed “christofascists,” is masquerading their bigotry under the cloak of Christianity, and they are currently targeting the transgender community. The Republican party, in their bid for dominance, has positioned transgenders as the new boogeyman for their base.

Despite our progress, it’s essential to remember the often overlooked ‘T’ in LGBT. Transgender individuals have been pivotal in our fight for equality, including their role in the historic Stonewall riots. As a DJ in South Texas, I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with many of these brave individuals, whose right to coexist in society should never be undermined.

Alarming changes are already underway, with Florida passing the controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill and books representing our community being banned across the country. It is crucial that we remain vigilant and proactive in preserving the rights we’ve fought hard to attain. Thankfully, Democrats have passed federal legislation ensuring the rights of already married gay couples, regardless of their state of residence.

We must also acknowledge that big corporations like Disney, who have supported our cause, are under threat by figures like Governor Ron DeSantis. In this struggle, we must stay informed and prepared for the changing landscape of our rights.

The upcoming 2024 presidential elections are a turning point for our community and the country. From the local level to the national stage, our battle against homophobia and discrimination continues. Beware of the well-funded and vocal minority aiming to undermine our progress – their next target could be you, your family, or the privacy rights you hold dear.

Even in the face of adversity, the celebration of our community persists. As we approach Pride month, Party Favorz is thrilled to present our next curated selection of Gay Anthems For a New Generation which will drop next week. Following last year’s successful ultimate three-volume set, we’ve chosen to focus on the essential anthems beloved by Millennials and GenZ where most are reworked classics from the past decades for modern-era dancefloors that have become ingrained into our community. These tailored sets will drop next week, keeping the spirit of Pride alive and well.

In the meantime, dive into 16 years of gay pride below all of which are available in our Gay Anthems section. Stay strong, stay proud, and most importantly, ENJOY!

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