LGBT Pride Month begins today, an annual celebration commemorating the Stonewall uprising in Manhattan, United States (1969). All the details about this international celebration.
Today is the beginning of LGBTQ Pride Month, a month-long annual celebration to commemorate the Stonewall uprising in Manhattan which occurred at the end of June 1969.. This marked a turning point in the United States that growth into the international movement that is today.
LGBTQ Pride is towards the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and queer. June is a month to celebrate LGBTQ + people rights they have managed to obtain worldwide and recognize their daily struggle.
Discrimination against these people dates back to the 1950s and 1960s in the United States, years in which American society had various organized groups confronting the authorities, such as the hippie movement.
The Greenwich Village in Manhattan was known for being a bohemian neighborhood with several clubs for the gay community, made up of lesbians, gays, Drag Queens, transvestites and male prostitutes. The best known was the Stonewall Inn.
On the night of June 28, 1969, riots began in this bar between the police and the gay community, which lasted for the next 3 days. The following year, the world's first gay pride march was held in New York to remember these events.
The gay flag was created in 1978, , when the California gay pride march organization asked artist Gilbert Baker to design it and to represent the LGBT community in the United States.
The rainbow flag is said to be inspired by Judy Garland's song 'Over the Rainbow' from The Wizard of Oz. At the beginning, it only had 8 colored stripes, representative of community characteristics: Pink for Sexuality; Red for Life; Orange for Health; Yellow for the Sunlight; Green for Nature; Turquoise for Magic; Blue for Calmness; and Violet by the Spirit.
However, a few years later, it was decided to remove the pink and turquoise colors and thus be in 6 stripes.
On the other hand, the More Color, More Pride event was celebratedin Philadelphia, organized by the local government and the LGBT march committee, and two new colors were added: black and brown that seek to include African American people and Latin American people.
In 2016, the Orlando Pulse gay nightclub massacre occurred, a shooting that occurred on June 12 of that year, where 50 people died and 53 were injured. The author of the attack was Omar Mir Seddique Mateen, who also died when he was shot by the police.
"This June, as those afternoon rains lead to night rainbows, remember that you are the magic and that when #ActLoveGive, helps the Orlando light shine bright, especially in the darkest moments. Once again, we will be the place where people travel to experience our world-class hospitality. And we can all help our region to recover, even more vibrant than ever, with renewed pride, we have taken care of ourselves and others through simple actions, love and give ", wrote Jennifer Foster, executive director of One Orlando Alliance, an alliance of more than 40 organizations that came together as a result of the Pulse tragedy to unify and empower LGBTQ + organizations in Central Florida. The fight never ends.