The History Behind Pride Month
I think a lot of people are clueless about these things. I know I am sometimes. So I figured I would post a few things about Pride month that you may or may not know. And let’s face it, it’s a whole different year now. Last year, thanks to COVID, we hardly even heard about Pride month. All events were canceled and anything that did happen, happened online.
…it started out as a protest. June 28, 1969 marks the start of the Stonewall riots in which the queer community responded to a police raid that began at the Stonewall Inn, a bar located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan…
Here’s more. The rest is very informative.
Pride Month Calander of Facts
Here’s a link that has an actual calendar with dates relating to Pride month. In my lifetime, I always remember hearing about “Gay Pride.” That’s what it was always called until recently. Now it’s just “Pride.” Of course, that’s so that everyone who falls under the LGBTQ+ umbrella gets recognition. But it is interesting to watch how “Gay Pride” has evolved over the years. It’s been a slow process.
Washington, D.C.: Events kick off from early June, while the “Colorful Pridemobile Parade” takes place on June 12. See the Capital Pride website for more information.
Here’s the rest. I honestly don’t know what they do here in Palm Springs for Pride. Back in New Hope, PA, all of our Pride events were usually held in May. But I think that all started before June became the official month.