Have you noticed that we have replaced our usual logo with the colors of the LGBTQ+ flag? If you’re wondering why it’s just because it’s Pride Month!
What are the origins of Pride Month?
To know the origins of Pride Month, we have to go back to the 60s and 70s in the United States. At that time homosexual or transgender people were not accepting that evenings in bars, restaurants, in public places in general, but it went further since they could even be arrested by the police. This is why during this period a good number of raids were made by the police in the bars most frequented by homosexuals. Only on June 29, the raid made by the police at the Stonewall Inn does not go as planned and provokes a riot. This situation lasted several days and following this associations began to be created as well as pride marches. Little by little the month of June is therefore becoming a symbolic month until today it is a month dedicated to LGBTQ+.
What is Pride Month?
As you could read just above the month of pride and a less symbolic for LGBTQ + it allows you to remember past discrimination but also to be able to continue to fight for the one that continues. This month was officially recognized for the first time by Bill Gates in 1999, then by Barack Obama who announced to him each year the “June LGBTQ Pride Month” from 2009 to 2016.
Pride month is still necessary today because even if many think that homosexuality is rather well accepted nowadays, there is actually a lot of discrimination, since every day many are still discriminated against, persecuted, abused and so on.
So every year this month of June shows that the QUEER are not alone in their fight but that they are thousands to assert themselves despite everything, with people known as actors, singers to represent them.
What does LGBTQIA+ mean and its important dates around the world
You don’t know exactly what LGBTQIA+ means, don’t worry we are here to help you.
+: for all others such as Pansexuals, Questionings (those who do not yet know where to stand), transsexual or non-binary people… And allies, who, if they are not part of the community, are an essential link in the chain to change mentalities.
Here are some dates that will be useful for you to know:
March 31: International Day of Trans Visibility
April 06: International Asexuality Day (but also May 13 in France)
April 26: Lesbian Visibility Day
October 11: Coming out day
December 01: World AIDS Day
December 08: Pansexual/Panromantic Pride Day
June 05: Gay Pride Lille, France
June 12: Gay pride Rome, Italy
June 18: Gay pride Turin, Italy
June 25: Gay Pride Paris, France
June 25: Gay Pride Madrid, Spain
June 27: Gay pride Milan, Italy
July 02: Gay pride London, UK
For more info on info on the dates of Gay Pride I put this site at your disposal. https://www.misterbandb.com/fr/gay-pride
Outfit for Pride Month
Here are some outfit ideas for you to wear with pride this month!
Article by Mia Olivier.