June is Pride month, the world is celebrating
The original organizers chose this month to pay tribute to the June 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement. Most Pride events take place each year in June, although some cities hold their celebrations at other times of the year.
It is true that in 2020 we could not celebrate Pride Day in person for reasons we all know, and although we must know how to maintain certain security measures, in this 2021 we can get together and celebrate in a big way.
So feel the attraction you feel you can identify with the movement and be celebrating, LGTBQ+ groups are so broad that we all fit and therefore you will be well received.
In any case it is a good way to enjoy a good party, well organized and colorful. Let’s not forget that we have just entered spring and that color is one of the indicators of this season.
Let’s make a little history.
How did Pride Day begin?
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, and began removing patrons. Tension quickly escalated as patrons resisted arrest and a growing crowd of bystanders threw bottles and coins at the officers. New York’s gay community, fed up with years of harassment by authorities, erupted into riots in the neighborhood that lasted for three days.
The protest became the initiator of a young gay rights movement; organizations such as the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance were formed, modeled after the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement. Their members held protests, met with political leaders and disrupted public meetings to hold those leaders accountable. A year after the Stonewall riots, the country’s first Gay Pride marches were held.
In 1978, artist and designer Gilbert Baker was commissioned by San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk – one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S. – to make a flag for the city’s upcoming Pride celebrations. Baker, a prominent gay rights activist, gave a nod to the stripes of the American flag, but was inspired by the rainbow to reflect the many groups in the gay community.
A subset of flags represents other sexualities on the spectrum, such as bisexual, pansexual and asexual.
Can I participate in Pride events if I’m not LGBTQ+?
Of course you can. Pride events welcome allies from outside the LGBTQ+ community. They are opportunities to show support, observe, listen and understand. We all need the support of others who understand us even if they are not directly affected by the situation.
All injustices are reprehensible and that’s why Pride June is a good opportunity to stop them from happening. Humanity would cease to be humanity if it does not recognize all people equally, so in some way all citizens must join the party.
Remember that if you are going to celebrate your party our team is ready to help you organize it with qualified professionals and desire to celebrate the feast of love. Contact us and we will get started.