Explained: Why June is celebrated as ‘Pride month’? History, significance and more

As the world gears up to celebrate pride month, one must think about the reason behind the celebration as there is a lot of stigma and lack of awareness about the LGBTQ+ community.

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Every year June is celebrated as Pride Month, which is dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community. Pride is about celebrating that how far gay rights have come and how much left to achieve. Pride month is all about equality, acceptance of the community, and above all, love. 

This month focuses on informing people about the LGBTQ+ community and teaching them that how dangerous homophobia is and the need to remove homophobia from society. 

It also teaches that “be proud of who you are and who you love.”

Why do we celebrate Pride Month:

The catalyst of the pride month is ‘the 1969 Stonewall Riots”. The riot had taken place in New York City on June 28, 1969. At that time the American Constitution had laws related to the banning of homosexuality.  

At that time, popular gay bars in Greenwich Village’s Stonewall were frequently raided by the police. And on the day, the whole community gathered to fight for their rights. The queer community fought for several days, this protest changed the world, in a better way!

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Next year on the anniversary of the riots Pride Parade was carried out and the tradition has continued till date. 

Global Pride day is celebrated on June 28 every year, with the hope that the world would accept the love and the lovers without discrimination.