WHAT IS LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH?
This month seeks to ra ise awareness in society f rom
a posit ive stance on the r ights of the LGBTQ
community , as wel l as to promote safe spaces where
inclusion prevai ls and v io lence and discr iminat ion
against lesbian , gay , b isexual , t ransgender and queer
(LGBTQ) people are eradicated.
The month is dedicated to promoting equal r ights , as
wel l as increasing LGBTQ vis ibi l i ty as a socia l group
whi le celebrat ing
sexual d ivers ity and gender
WHY IS IT CALLED "PRIDE"?
Pr ide , as opposed to shame and socia l st igma, is the
perspect ive that dr ives most LGBTQ r ights groups
and movements around the wor ld .
WHY IS IT CELEBRATED IN JUNE?
On June 28, 1969, pol ice ra ided a gay bar in New
York City known as the Stonewal l Inn . The event
sparked a ser ies of r iots by people in the LGBTQ
community , const itut ing the major event leading to
the gay l iberat ion movement and the modern f ight
for LGBTQ r ights in the US.
The month of June was chosen to honor and
commemorate those Stonewal l r iots .
HOW IS IT CELEBRATED?
LGBTQ Pr ide Month events attract mi l l ions of
part ic ipants f rom around the wor ld each year . Today,
the celebrat ions include parades , marches , part ies ,
concerts/shows, workshops, among other act iv it ies
that take place in di f ferent nat ions .
LGBTQ pride month
Designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978, the flag included
colors like pink for sexuality, red for life, orange for
healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for
art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit.
In June 1969, the LGBT community stood up for their
rights when police raided The Stonewall Inn in New York
City. The brave move paved the way for Pride Month
celebrations every June.
The Stonewall Riots
started it all.
The rainbow flag originally
had eight colors.
It was led and organized by a group of activists including
Brenda Howard, the Mother of Pride.
The event took p