With the arrival of June, also arrived on the LGBTQ Pride Month. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queers.
The Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants across the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The commemorative month aims to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Pride Month is largely credited as being started by bisexual activist, Brenda Howard. Known as, “The Mother of Pride,” a year after the Stonewall Riots, Brenda organized Gay Pride Week and the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade. This eventually morphed into what we now know as the New York City Pride March, and from where parades and marches across the world evolved.
As the year 2020 has been rough so far, no such events or parties can be organised to maintain the social distancing norms and control the spread of the coronavirus. However, many online events for Pride Month 2020 have been planned. On the occasion of the LGBTQ Pride Month, the use of technology has come handy this year. Here is the list and link of online where you could register yourselves to be a part of this month:
|S. No.||Event Name||Date||Website|
|1.||Pride For All—Pink News||June 4 to June 7||www.pinknews.co.uk/pride-for-all|
|2.||Sofia Pride Live||June 13||Sofia Pride: Facebook Event|
|3.||Dublin Digital Pride Festival & Parade||June 18 to June 28||dublinpride.ie|
|4.||Unity Pride||June 19 to June 20||uniteuk1.com/unity-pride/|
|5.||Pride At Home||June 20 to June 28||attitude.co.uk|
|6.||BiFi Festival—Bi Pride, UK||June 20||biprideuk.org/events/|
|7.||Essex Pride Uploaded||June 20||Essex Pride YouTube|
|8.||#WorkPride||June 22 to June 26||mygwork.com/en/work-pride|
|9.||Global Pride – European Pride Organisers Association & InterPride||June 27||globalpride2020.org|
|10.||Luxembourg Online Pride||July 11||Luxembourg Pride Facebook|
Pride Day is observed on June 1 annually followed by the pride month which covers the entire June.