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Pride Month – June

In 1969 Police raided the Stonewall Inn. This was gay club in New York which then led to a riot. Pride month is celebrated in June to mark the significance of what happened all them years ago.

During the 60’s people looked at your sexuality as a way to define you, it was often frowned upon which led to many occurrences of Police storming ‘gay clubs’. On June 28th 1969, the community stood up for themselves, their sexuality and their way of life – to being open to being gay.

The riots lasted on and off for several days and was led by Marsha P. Johnson, a black trans, bisexual leader who stood up for who she is which led to helping to form the LGBTQ+ community.

The first gay pride was in America June 1970 and was recognised but US President Bill Clinton which then continued into the 90’s and 00’s.

Pride is so much more than colourful flags and glitter, the flag colour represent us as individuals and meaning from peace, gender to healing. The initial message behind pride is to achieve equal and fair opportunities for all races, gender and sexuality