Men and women from many different walks of life celebrate LGBT pride daily. Though every day is a chance to honor the beauty and distinctiveness of who you are, June is the most special month for many in the LGBT community. All over the nation, people celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Also, the final Sunday of June is nationally Gay Pride Day.
The month of June has established national recognition privately and publicly through a declaration from the White House as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Nevertheless, the terminology of this declaration specifically highlights four terms of identification within the LGBT community, it is not a comprehensive list of those who Pride Month celebrates. How an individual classifies themselves is critical.
One of the most meaningful objectives of Pride Month is to ensure all people no matter how they choose to identify themselves feel accepted and embraced by their communities. Pride Month celebrates all those who identify as one or more of the LGBT+ gender or sexuality descriptions listed above.
What Is Pride?
Pride is a feeling of gratification in one’s self. It’s possible to define it in a collective context as the confidence and self-respect expressed by members of a group who share similar identities, cultures or experiences.
To deliberate the perception of gay pride, it means not only positive acceptance of yourself as an individual who recognizes as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender but also a sense of integrity or fulfillment in belonging to the greater LGBT community.
Gay pride is a movement as much as it a celebration of individuality. Signifying pride in everyday life is a way of protesting the injustices, violence, and inequities many in the LGBT community faced in the past and present. Pride raises awareness for issues the LGBT community continues to encounter, advocates for equal rights, and encourages self-affirmation.
Symbols of Support
There are many diverse ways to showcase LGBT pride. Gestures like sporting the gay pride flag, endorsing policy changes that surely impact the gay community. Many events throughout the year, like parades, festivals and marches, support LGBT causes, and one of the most prominent by far is National LGBT Pride Month.
Behind the Colors
In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed the first rainbow flag to create a representation of pride for the gay community. Baker decided to make that symbol a flag since he saw flags as the most influential symbol of pride.
Baker saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted eight colors for the stripes, each color with its own meaning (red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit).
Pride parades also acknowledged as pride marches, pride events, and pride festivals are outdoor events. These pride parades celebrate (LGBTQ) social and self-acceptance, achievements, legal rights, and pride. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage.
Make A Rainbow Candy Chandelier
Fill popsicle molds with gummy bears. Cover the bears with a clear soda.
Pop in the tops and stick them in the freezer, letting them freeze completely.
Create a R a i n b o w Diner and Dessert