We cannot erase the need for support systems: Cishet allies provide support for newly out LGBTQIA2S+ people, friends, family members who may be attending their very first Pride and who may not know many queer and trans people in their own communities yet. I think especially of young folks who need transportation help and chaperoning in order to be able to attend these events. My wish is to focus away from gatekeeping and focus toward affirmation and acceptance.. Bystanders pleaded…