Happy Pride Day

Happy Pride Day: 28th June. The Pride Flag is on display in the social area today.

Pride Month was started to allow members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to embrace their true identity and to celebrate their contributions to society. Pride Month is a month-long celebration that recognises LGBTQ+ people as a diverse and inclusive community; accepting of all. It is a time to acknowledge the challenges faced by this community and to stand in solidarity to break down barriers for equality, acceptance, and human rights. 

Today is the anniversary of The Stonewall Riots. These took place in New York City on June 28th 1969 outside the Stonewall pub after police raided this venue to prevent LGBTQ+ people expressing their identity and being themselves. Every year since then, whole communities in many countries have marked the event with Pride Day/Pride Month when individuals and communities: campaign against discrimination, challenge prejudice, celebrate inclusivity and campaign for equal rights for LGBTQ+ people all around the world.