THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRIDE MONTH


THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PRIDE MONTH

PRIDE MONTH

You might be unknown with facts pride month brings with itself. Since June is called pride month, it’s the best time to know what it actually means and facts about it. This month is basically more important for the LGBT community and is celebrated every year to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Everyone in our society deserves respect and equality and so do they. The Pride parades and week of events leading up to them that we know today have a rich and often untold history which everyone should know. Do you know that the ‘mother of pride’ was a bisexual woman? She was a bisexual woman and a lifelong militant activist born in New York and raised her opinion and fought for not only her right but also for people who could not speak to the world without hesitation. Well, you might have seen the beautiful rainbow-like flag they carry during parades! Every color in the flag have a different meaning. Hot pink represents sexuality. Red represents life. Orange represents healing. Yellow represents sunlight. Green represents nature. Turquoise represents magic and art.

Indigo represents serenity and harmony and violet represent spirit. Isn’t it surprising to know about that? The largest Pride Parade in the world is in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This Parade started with a humble 2,000 attendees in 1997 but has since grown to millions.

And there was a time when the Pride Flag was recorded as the world’s largest flag. The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed it as the largest flag in the world. June was chosen to be the LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which took place in New York in June 1969, when gay bars were illegal. The brave activism displayed in the incident is considered the start of the gay liberation movement. So here are all basic facts about pride month you know after reading the article. Also, Happy Pride Month!

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