June is Pride month
LGBT or Gay Pride is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people it is a way of promoting dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation while increasing society’s awareness of the issues the LGBT community face and protesting about discrimination and violence.
During the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates Pride Month. Across the globe, various events are held as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. June was chosen because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969.
Pride Month is important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT community, as well as the wider societal implications. Pride Month is also an opportunity for peaceful protest and to raise political awareness of current issues facing the community, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness.
Pride in Lockdown
Every year Pride in London sees over a million volunteers, artists and Pride-goers come together, united in their support of the LGBT+ community. Although we may not be marching this year, we cannot lose sight of how important it is to support and celebrate the incredible LGBT+ community.
That’s why Pride in London are taking their theme for 2020, #YouMeUsWe, online. It calls on each of us to reach out and understand one another, demanding us to be better allies.
Read with Pride
Like to Read with Pride? We’ve a curated collection of great #eBook & #eAudiobook titles available on our Virtual Library. All you need is a device & your #Redbridge #library card.
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