It’s the 1st day of June, guys, which means that today marks the start of the month-long Pride celebrations! That being said, how do you celebrate Pride Month, do you know why it’s observed in June, and why is it referred to as “Pride?” Take a look at some random fun facts about Pride Month below and please, don’t hesitate to post any trivia we may have missed on the comments section:
- Brenda Howard—an American bisexual rights activist—is the “Mother of Pride.” She organized the first LGBTQ Pride March in 1970. Having a series of events for an entire week around the Pride march was also her idea.
- The first Pride marches were held on June 27, 1970 in Chicago and San Francisco; and in June 28, 1970 in New York to commemorate the Stonewall riots that happened a year prior.
- Why “Pride?” It was simply to encourage the LGBTQ community for taking pride of who we are, to be proud of being out of the closet, “our individual freedom, and on the diversity of the LGBTQ community.” Read this article for more information about this.
- Gilbert Baker’s iconic Rainbow Flag was first seen in public on June 25, 1978 during the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
- The Pride marches leaned towards political and social activism in the 80s especially during the height of the AIDS epidemic and social issues of the day have become the focus of Pride events.
- Former President Bill Clinton was the first United States president to officially declare a pride month. He declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” in 1999 and 2000.
- Former President Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month every year from 2009 to 2016.
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HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 🏳️🌈🏳️🌈🏳️🌈— Catriona Gray (@catrionaelisa) June 1, 2021
Time to proactively look back at how far we've come in our fight for equality and how far we have yet to go.
I say OUR fight towards equality because we cannot progress as a whole if some of us are left behind.
Happy Pride Month 2021, guys!