Worldwide celebrations have begun since June marks the beginning of pride month. People see in cities the rainbow flags, pride walks, and several other pride events sprung up while LGBTQ+rejoicing and making merry among themselves. Is it just a mere modern event or several people don’t know yet- the glorious history behind the pride month and the awareness and acceptance related to it.
Let’s take a closer look at Pride and see how it needs to be seen and recognized, as well as what the slogans for the future of Pride are.
The History of Pride Month
There is always a stimulus that anticipates the movement into symbolism so that history creates the following path. Here, in this scenario, the Stonewall Riots, 1969 played that role.
The uprising took place in New York on June 28, 1969. It started with a police raid in Greenwich Village. Cops stormed in, arresting patrons and forcing them to into police vans. However, this was not the first time the queer community had been harassed, thus, they became enraged and fought back, protesting for several days. Certainly altered the entire scenario in favor of a brighter future.
The following year, the first official pride parade, named “Gay Pride” was carried out on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, with Christopher Street Liberation Day, and continues in the name of pride month worldwide, particularly in June. However, in a few countries, the celebration schedule differs due to the climatic pattern.
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is observed around the world to promote acceptance of sexual orientation, and to emphasize that love has no gender. It must not be treated unfairly. Everyone must live in peace and harmony, and they must be able to celebrate their lives in whatever way they see fit. One should not interfere or pass judgment on them because of their prejudice.
As a result, people come forward to express themselves through peaceful protests, parades, and parties, among other things.
Several corporate and other officials, on the other hand, see it as a location for a financial event rather than a celebration of an individual acceptance and spreading love for one another. Several activists strongly oppose this and call for more marches.
How are the current scenarios? Have people accepted the queer community wholeheartedly?
In several places, the queer community is being looked down on and harassed. Forced to be in the closet instead of accepting and embracing the way they are.
However, people tend to come out of their closets and embrace the way they are. Perhaps the fight against that stereotypical mindset will continue until they are accepted.
Rather than asking, “Is it ok to be that?” start implying, “It’s ok to be you.”
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