This month there are numerous Resistance demonstrations, marches, and protests happening in alignment with Pride. In honor of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) marches of the 1980s and '90s, LGBT people and their children will be honoring the manifesto of the ACT UP movement. The history-making document stated that being queer “means every day fighting oppression, homophobia, racism, misogyny, the bigotry of religious hypocrites, and our own self-hatred.” So if you feel like you're new to “this resistance stuff,” fear not, because your brothers, sisters, and gender-nonconformingers have literally written the playbook. No marches in your town? Use social media to raise your voice or just express your feelings to a friend. Create a work of art, a poem, or a blog post, or share one that resonates with you. Whatever you do, be brave and act up. No act of expression is too small. You have worth and you have purpose in this family. Join us.