Rejoice, one and all, for Pride Month is upon us. Every year, for the month of June, Pride Month takes place as an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness for the experiences of those who identify as queer.
Around the Western world, Pride month honours lesbian, gay, trans and other queer (LGBTQ+) people throughout the month June. This is not to be confused with LGBT+ history month, which takes place in February in the UK and October in the US.
Here’s what there is to know about Pride month:
What is Pride Month?
Pride Month is a month, typically June, dedicated to the celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pride, which highlights the movement for LGBTQ rights and celebrates LGBTQ culture.
Why is Pride Month in June?
June was declared Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which was a series of protests by members of the gay community in Manhattan in New York, during June 28, 1969. The riots, which became a watershed moment that transformed queer liberation in the States, was in response to police raids and violence against the community.
When is London Pride parade?
The Pride in London parade will be held on Saturday July 1, 2023. From Hyde Park Corner to Whitehall Place, over 500 groups and 30,000+ participants will march in the iconic Pride in London parade.