June is Pride Month, when the world's LGBTI communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves.
It's June! And it is time to commemorate the 'month of pride', this is because in this month, LGBTI Pride Day is celebrated, for what reason? Simply to urge tolerance and equality for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersexes.
There are several activities that take place throughout the month and there is a main event, the pride march, arranged every June 28th. Likewise, the 25th also commemorates an important date and is the World Day of Diversity, a day that vindicates the human rights of this population.
"The basic notion of 'LGBTI Pride' is that no person should be ashamed of who they are, regardless of sex, sexual orientation or sexual identity," says the National Council to Prevent Discrimination (Conapred).
But why was this date chosen?
As part of the commemoration of the riots in the year 69 in Stonewall, New York, when LGBTI people resisted several days to the harassment of the police, a fact that marked the beginning of the movement that became something very important that spread throughout the world.
Now, to know and understand a little more about the origin and commemoration of this movement, let's start from the term Pride, where does it come from?
This definition is attributed to Brenda Howard, a Bisexual activist from New York nicknamed the "Mother of Pride," who organized the first Pride parade to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
And the rainbow flag?
This is something very interesting to know and is that in 1978, the supervisor by then of the city of San Francisco Harvey Milk (One of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States), commissioned the artist and designer Gilbert Baker to make a flag for pride celebrations.
Baker, nodded the stripes of the American flag, but was inspired by the rainbow to reflect the many groups within the gay community.
Already knowing and understanding a little more about the importance of this month in the LGBTI community, we can collectively join from each country and accompany them in the different events that take place during this month. Here I'll share some activities to celebrate diversity.
Gay Pride Parade in São Paulo
Gay Pride March in DF (Mexico)
San Francisco Pride
New York City Pride Parade
Gay Pride Parade in Amsterdam
LGBTIQ Pride March in Buenos Aires
March for Diversity in Montevideo
Gay Pride Party in Madrid 2022