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It’s Pride Month 2019, guys! How will you celebrate it?
This year’s celebration is extra special because it’s almost 50 years since the Stonewall riots, the event that had “served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.”
Who knew that a routine raid at the Stonewall Inn (a bar located at the Greenwich Village in Manhattan that was selling alcohol without a license)—on the early hours of June 28, 1969—would spark the fire within the LGBTQ community’s hearts?
During the raid, patrons who were not “wearing at least three articles of gender-appropriate clothing (said to have been a law in New York at the time)” were arrested. And the LGBT community who perhaps, had already had enough of the treatment, stood their ground and fought back together as if to say, “We are gay and we are here to stay.” What started as a raid ended in a riot that had lasted for five days and had seen at least 400 participants. And because of the Stonewall riots, gay newspapers and various organizations cropped up like the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) which “demands the freedom for expression of our dignity and value as human beings.”
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, New York City will host the World Pride 2019 and its parade is scheduled on June 30, 2019 (it will start at 26th St. and Fifth Ave.). The celebration, which will last all throughout the month of June, is called Stonewall 50 – WorldPride NYC 2019. This year’s theme is “One World, One Pride, One New York City – Unite in 2019.” Check out the complete list of events in New York here while you can browse other 2019 Pride parades and festivals near you, here.
Take a look at what the netizens are saying online about this year’s Pride Month:blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”>
It's Pride Month! Happy Pride Month to all of you who are part of the community. You're all valid and beautiful and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. #Pride2019 #PrideMonth #PRIDE— 🌈Cass, a Disaster Gay (@WingedHeart__) June 1, 2019
Cheers to equality—June is recognized nationally as #PrideMonth. We are PROUD of our diverse community. Happy Pride Month, @HillsboroughFL! Wave your flags high. 🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/CXyUHnROTF— State Attorney 13th (@sao13th) June 1, 2019
Love is love 💕 #PrideMonth pic.twitter.com/lGaXzJGB2g— Melissa Mumby (@melissa_mumby) June 1, 2019
Happy #Pride2019 everyone!— 🎀sleepy🎀 (@wumbreons) June 1, 2019
As always, be proud of who you have evolved into! ❤️🧡💛💚💙 pic.twitter.com/QGnT6TNkDx
Happy pride month 🌈— Loz (@icecream2311) June 1, 2019
You are valid, you are loved, be proud of who you are! #PrideMonth2019 pic.twitter.com/a1HL7p4sP8
🏳️🌈At the stroke of midnight, we will be lighting the clock tower at City Hall all the colours of the rainbow to celebrate the kick-off of #Pride Month. Love is love #Mississauga! #PrideMonth2019🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/wWWBauzWFM— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) May 31, 2019
There's nothing superficial in risking your own life everytime you go out. These people you hate they'd rather die than pretending to be someone they're not. You should be careful and not judge those people who go to pride those who fight for your own rights. #PrideMonth2019 pic.twitter.com/TiJouaTGfJ— Nicotino Daily (@nicotinodaily) June 1, 2019
Happy #PrideMonth— 🖤уставшая булочка🖤 (@stranger_s_) June 1, 2019
Please say no to violence, homophobia, lesbophobia, biphobia, transphobia!
We all deserve safety!!!
love and be loved ❤️💛💚💙💜
This is our month! And I am proud! 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈#Pride2019#PrideMonth2019 pic.twitter.com/RBOPmpag6l
Now that pride month is close, I wanted to remind ya’ll that the gay rights movement started because this drag queen decided to stand up for a whole community. We love you, Marsha P. Johnson! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 #PrideMonth2019 pic.twitter.com/qMOSAuXG86— V N D R Ę W (@ssebandress) May 23, 2019
All that being said, how will you celebrate Pride Month 2019, guys?
Happy Pride Month 2019, everyone!
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There’s NOTHING to be proud of! Most gays are ageist and intolerant and yet they want equal rights and for others tolerating them!
Couldn’t agree with you more. Most gays that I meet are total bigots and racist superficial shallow people who I am better off not even associating with. I’ll be taking my vacation far away from it all in New Zealand. There’s really nothing much to be proud of.
Say that again Ken!. Most Ppl in the community wants equal right and tolerance, but are not exhibiting that within the community. Shame
50 years, 50 guys!!!!!
imma gonna buy a bag of skittles too hot out otherwise
Spending my time in the gym; as far as I’m concerned, I’m an outsider to the gay community. It’s been that way for the last 17 years and it’s many more to come.
Yep, same here ICEKINGCOMETH, an outsider in the gay community as well.
I will be marching with “RECLAIM PRIDE” the true representative of the LGBTQ Movement, to celebrate our civil rights accomplishments, the continued fight against discrimination worldwide and protesting the betrayal by the corporate “Heritage of Pride” the organization that has scheduled a celebration at the Barclays Center owned by a supporter of anti-gay causes.
What a load of bullshit. Get over yourself. You self-proclaimed social justice warriors are f****** pathetic.
It’s amazing how far we’ve come in terms of equality but there’s more to be done. Onward!
No one’s gotten anywhere. People don’t need to accept the fact you’re queer and like to take a dick in your ass with talks of ‘one love’. That one love garbage it’s nothing but a way for gay people to shove that s*** down people’s throats.
What’s to celebrate??? Most gays that I meet are total bigots and racist superficial shallow people who I am better off not even associating with. I’ll be taking my vacation far away from it all in New Zealand. There’s really nothing much to be proud of as a gay community. I’m so much better off celebrating the fact that I completed my master’s degree and just became a home owner than to watch shallow gay men parade the streets almost nude. This stuff used to fascinate me at one time, but I guess at 34, I’ve grown up and that’s… Read more »
I won’t be, what a joke. Why would I want to go to some function that only proves gay people are behaving as willing useful idiots. These little parades were all of you are bending over for the likes of barack hussein obama and hillary rodham clinton as if they’re not just pandering and patronising you for your vote all the while the hooker is giving money to the same people that will throw you off a roof ‘and you still voted for her’ like a prostitute working one of their “clients”. Some of you will be able to relate… Read more »
By the way, claims of equality or talks of equality per se coming from some of you while you’re sucking dick for money is laughable. You’re not equal to anyone other than the other prostitutes sucking dick for money on the corner, and make no mistake that’s exactly what you are when you have ‘generous’ or ‘sugar daddy’ in your profile, you’re a prostitute. Therefore again equal to no one other than the other prostitute standing on the corner. At least she’s got some get up and go and gets out to make her money you just sit there putting… Read more »
As I celebrate any ‘actual’ holiday. I love to pull out all of my old movies/docs, and watch/look at how far we’ve come and how far we have to go in our own evolution/issues. I say a prayer for all those whom I’ve loved as some of the most incredible best friends I’ve ever had, that are gone, in a better place.
That is in no way a bad thing. I wouldn’t have any association with 99% of the people on here.
I will celebrate by being a good person rather than some cartoonish drama boy screeching about how gays are victims. Pride represents negative stereotypes of gay men.
Yep, same here ICEKINGCOMETH, an outsider in the gay community as well.
I’ll probably just proudly suck a dick or three and leave it at that. I really don’t see all that much to be proud of since pride only works when others are envious and, since us queers are only about 1 or 2% of the population, I don’t see lots of str8 people being envious of all our homosexuality. I suppose one could say we could be proud among ourselves and perhaps there would be something to it in that we, at least those who actually know how, can love freely today. Maybe we ought to call it Gay Thanks… Read more »
This is a great event for anyone who feels that the world must know their sexuality. It’s a great event for those who believe The Community is an actual social organization that is owed allegience, manages how gays must/should behave, dictates who the are, controls what they believe, etc.
And they have the undeniable right to all that.
Just as other gays have the right to say “no thanks”.
Let me know when those “anti-gay” causes start calling for us to be thrown off buildings. Until then your wokeness and intersectionality I am sure have been noted for a gold star.
I’ll be celebrating with Milo at Straight Pride. I believe it has more legitimate meaning…lol
I’m celebrating at the largest LGBTQ event in Florida…St. Pete Pride. Named by USA Today as the second best place in the country to celebrate right behind Provincetown!