June is Pride month, it is a month dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities all around the world.
Pride is usually celebrated with lots of parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world but with coronavirus and social distancing still in place, things will be a little different this year.
A little history about the Pride Month is, it is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible.
June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQ+ Pride traditions. The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.
LGBTQ is an acronym used to describe a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. See below for a more detailed definition of each term,
A woman whose enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attraction is to other women.
The adjective used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attractions are to people of the same sex.
A person who has the capacity to form enduring physical, romantic, and/or emotional attractions to those of the same gender or to those of another gender.
An umbrella term for people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were assigned at birth. People under the transgender umbrella may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms— including transgender.
An adjective used by some people, particularly younger people, whose sexual orientation is not exclusively heterosexual. Typically, for those who identify as queer, the terms lesbian, gay, and bisexual are perceived to be too limiting and/or fraught with cultural connotations they feel don’t apply to them.
A six-band rainbow flag represents the LGBTQ community, which consist of colour, Red, Orange, Yellow, green, Blue, and Purple. Just in case you’ve been seeing the rainbow flag recently, its Glitter season.