Since 28th June 1970 every June the world celebrates ‘Pride Month’, when the first Pride Parade happened in New York city. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement in the US. There are many organizations which came into existence after violence, like Pulse tragedy, against LGBTQ+ community. One Orlando Alliance is one of those organizations that unifies and empowers this community, located in Central Florida.
Organizations all around the world come up with unique ideas for each celebration month. This year the ‘Pride Circle’, India’s premier Diversity & Inclusion consulting has initiated #21DaysAllyChallenge to recognize & neutralize biases & stereotypes about LGBT+ community. Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar, Delhi is the only school in India that has signed up for this challenge. Know more.
Morning of 6th September 2018 showed roads full of rainbow flags and marches in India. This became an independence day for LGBTQ+ community when the Honorable supreme Court decriminalized the section 377 of Indian Penal Code. The marches celebrated the acceptance and pride of the community.
India has always celebrated the community, even before the verdict. It has been 21 years since the 1999 Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk. Today, Pride Parades are held in over 21 Indian cities.
Like every year, there were numerous events planned for celebrations but most of them have been converted in to a virtual party. More than 500 LGBT+ events have been cancelled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to European Pride Organizers Association’s global list. This year gives the community an opportunity to plan an extra-special Pride Festival in 2021.
Some of the events to look forward to:
- Paradise, a hub of gay nightlife in Asbury Park, New Jersey, will present a Virtual Pride Zoom Party 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 7.
- Asbury Park: Saturday morning will feature a “Drive-Through Pride”, followed in the afternoon and evening by online events including make-up demonstrations, drag performances and presentations by advocacy organization Garden State Equality.
- UK government advices celebration at home with families and allies to enjoy a picnic, barbeque or party at home and to share a picture or video on social media on the day with the hashtag #PrideAtHomeUK.
- Check the list of events by Forbes.
- Find updates from NYC pride 2020.
- Gay Pride calender
There are many ways to celebrate this month at home. For book lovers, try these 10 LGBTQ books.
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