‘Pride takes place in June to pay homage to the June 1969 Stonewall Riots. In New York City, USA, police violently raided Stonewall Inn, a pub that LGBTQIA+ people would often frequent, with the intent of detaining and arresting patrons.

While raids like this were frequent in places associated with LGBTQIA+ folks, this time they decided to fight back. The ensuing uprising lasted several days, and became a symbol of queer resistance to discrimination and persecution. The following year, the first Pride march was organized in New York to commemorate the historic events.

Today, Pride is both a celebration and assertion of the rights of LGBTQIA+ people as well as a time to bring attention to the discriminatino and violence still experienced by many around the world. The month of Pride reminds us that these issues have not been resolved and that there must be a commitment from all sectors of society to fight for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people. ‘