LGBT Pride Month is a month, typically June, dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride.
Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969 in New York City’s Greenwich Village, at the Stonewall Inn.
In time, the day expanded to become a monthlong event.
It was officially recognized by the U.S. government when President Bill Clinton declared June 1999 “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month,” President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be “LGBT Pride Month,” and President Joe Biden further expanded the observance to “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month.”
Pride Month is for everyone who embrace who they are and let the world know with style.
The rainbow aptly signifies the colorful activities and flavors of this month-long celebration.
These include massive rallies, pride parades, parties, workshops, concerts, and countless more LGBTQ+ events to attract participants from all over.
Commemorations and memorials are also held for members of the community who have lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.
Campaigns and rallies aim to promote and preserve the history and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Elsewhere in the world, Pride is celebrated at different times of the year, although many cities observe it in June.