Pride month is a celebration of the LGBTI+ community and the progress that has been made in the fight for equal rights and acceptance. It is typically observed in the month of June in many countries around the world, although some places may celebrate at different times of the year.
The origins of Pride month can be traced back to the Stonewall riots in New York City in June 1969, which marked a significant turning point in the LGBTI+ rights movement. In the aftermath of the riots, the first Pride parade was held in New York City on June 28, 1970, as a way for the LGBTI+ community to come together and celebrate their identity and culture.
Since then, Pride month has become an annual event celebrated by millions of people around the world, with parades, parties, and other events taking place in cities and towns across the globe. Many people also take the opportunity to show their support for the LGBTI+ community by wearing rainbow colors and displaying rainbow flags.
In the United States, President Joe Biden declared June 2021 as Pride month, and issued a proclamation stating that “all people deserve to live their lives with dignity, respect, and equal treatment under the law, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
Pride month is an important time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the LGBTI+ community, as well as to continue the fight for equal rights and acceptance. It is a time to celebrate diversity and inclusion, and to stand up against discrimination and prejudice. So, if you want to show your support for the LGBTI+ community, consider attending a Pride event in your area or simply wearing rainbow colors and showing your support for this important cause.