After extremists’ arrests in Idaho, LGBTQ Texans and Pride organizers balance safety with desire to celebrate their identities

Pride flags, stickers, masks, pronoun buttons and other merch were handed out at the Austin school district’s “Pride Out!” event in March. Organizers of Pride events in Texas this month are trying to weigh a wish to celebrate their civil rights movement with fears for safety after extremists were arrested at a Pride event in Idaho this month. (Photo: Lauren Witte/The Texas Tribune)

Some LGBTQ Texans are trying to navigate plans to commemorate the catalyst of their civil rights movement with concerns about safety after 31 members of a Texas-based hate group were charged with conspiracy to riot at a Pride event in Idaho.

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