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  • Semantee Chattopadhyay
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    June Is Considered As The “Pride Month” By The LGBTQIA Community. Cities All Over The World Celebrate The True Colours With Fabulous Marches And Parades. It’s A Bold Festivity, A Way To Be An Unfiltered And An Adulterated Version Of Yourself. Pride’s Inception Is Directly Associated With Political Unrest And Violence Against LGBTQ People. Pride Is An Act Of Resistance Against Those Same Forces That We Are Still Dealing With Today. On June 28 1969, The Stonewall Inn A Gay Bar In Downtown, Manhattan Became The Focal Point Of The Queer Revolution. During That Era, Police Reading Gay Bars And Arresting Patrons Was A Routine Affair. And That Eventful Night The Queer Community Fought Back Which Was Led By Trans Women. In 1970 The First Pride Event Called The Christopher Street Liberation Day March Was Organised To Commemorate The Anniversary Of The Stonewall Rebellion. Lgbt Pride Has Evolved Over The Decades.
    We Identify The Rainbow Flag As A Worldwide Symbol Of The LGBTQIA Rights Movement. San Francisco Based Courier Rights Activist, Vietnam War Veteran, Artist And Drag Queen Gilbert Baker Created The Rainbow Pride Flag. Harvey Milk, Then Rising Queer Activist Had Urged Baker To Create A Symbol Of Pride Something The Queer Community Could Identify With. Bekar Design The Flag With 8 Stripes. Pink For Sex, Red For Life, Orange For Healing, Yellow For Sunlight, Turquoise For Magic, Green For Nature, Indigo For Harmony, Violet For Spirit. In 2017, To Make The Flag More Inclusive Brown And Black Colours For Added To Reflect The Black And Brown Members Of The Queer Community.
    Pride Is Very Important As It Gives People Equal Representation. It Allows People To Love Whoever They Want To. It Doesn’t Discriminate Against Anyone For Their Colour, Gender Or Race. People belonging to the community should be encouraged and accepted as they are.

    Gayatri Somvanshi
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    Pride month is a month in which people from LGBTQIA community from all over the world and celebrate their victory against the non acceptance of society and various programmes are conducted during this period. June is chosen as pride month as to commemorate the riots held by LGBTQ community against police at Stanwell Inn in New York City on 28 June 1969 and hence, the riots are named as Stanwell riots. Global pride day is also held on 28 June.
    Many people might be unaware of History but let me give you a brief idea about this story. In 1969 homeosexual relationships were actually banned by the US constitution. Therefore police used to often raid queer bars followed by the harassment of people of the community. Thus finally people couldn’t tolerate it and finally the queer community revolted against this for several days and many people worldwide supported them and thus they won the battle. To celebrate their victory every year in this month various parades, parties, workshops , campaigns are conducted. There is vast campaigns carried out to promote education related to homosexuality and to eradicate homophobia. The first parade was held in 1969 to celebrate the anniversary of the Stanwell riots. Thus this month is all about teaching and educating people about various sexualities and respecting them . So lets normalise homosexuality and embrace them.
    HAPPY PRIDE MONTH 🎉!!

    Anika
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    Pride Month is a month of celebrating people’s sexualities, whether you’re gay, bi, non binary or transgender. It includes workshops, pride parades, parties and many more LGBTQ+ activities during the month of June.
    To answer why it is celebrated in June and not any other month, we go back to the year of 1969 in the United States. The treatment of queer people has significantly improved but that wasn’t the case 52 years ago. People used to get arrested just for being gay. They used to be stoned and beaten to death because of this. The Stonewall riots pioneered the lgbtq movement in the United States.
    The Stonewall Riots were in response to the police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar by the gay community to tell them to stop treating them like this. They had enough. They just wanted to be treated like humans. Among the protesters, one such pioneer was Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender woman and activist. It was thanks to her and many gay activists that the pride movement began. It is very important to note the impact of Black people in all walks of life, like the lgbtq+ community.
    A year after the Stonewall riots, a pride parade was held to commemorate the riots. It is an important moment in history and also the reason why pride month exists.
    Pride month is a month for all gay people. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, gay pride is defined as the idea that gay people should not keep the fact of their sexuality secret and that they should be proud of it instead.
    What can we do as allies? We can be there for them. We should listen when they speak and make their lives easier by not speaking over them.

    simran arora
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    Pride Month and Its Importance

    There are only a few significant events that have made their space to the modern world, and one of them is pride month. Before we consider the importance of pride month, let’s step into some history.

    On June 28, 1969, a riot took place in New York City in the USA at the Stonewall Uprising. Back then, it was common for NY police to raid homosexuality bars and harass the community. Due to such behavior, the American Consitution banned homosexuality and imposed rigid laws on the community. On June 28, the community decided to fight back for their rights and protested for several days. The succeeding year, the first Pride Parade took place on the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The heritage continues today as well for the awareness and protection of the queer community.

    Since that day, the LGBTQ+ community has been fighting for their rights to marry, adopt, and start a family. Every year, they are parades across the world. The situations have changed during the covid period, but the online platform has been a boon lately. The community fight against discrimination as we still have a long way to go.

    Pride Month is a significant event in history, and maybe, it happened for the better. The celebration of this month is a reminder that belonging to LGBTQ+ is not a disease to cure. We all are humans belonging to the same race, and we should be treated equally.

    Happy Pride Month!

    Manpreet Singh
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    June is Pride Month, and while it continues to look different this year as the country emerges from the COVID-19 epidemic, that does not mean we forget about celebrating the work of LGBTQ activists who have changed the world. Pride Month is a month dedicated to raising the voice of LGBTQ, the celebration of LGBTQ culture, and the support of LGBTQ rights. Throughout June, nationwide, traditionally there have been protests, protests, drawbacks, theaters and memorials, and health celebrations for members of the public who have lost their lives to HIV / AIDS. It is part of political activism, which is part of the celebration of the entire LGBTQ community that has achieved over the years. You probably knew that the rainbow flag – created by singer Gilbert Baker in 1978 – was used as a symbol of LGBTQ pride, each color on the flag has its own meaning. In the flag of diffrent colors have different meaning, red symbolizes life, orange symbolizes air, yellow symbolizes sunlight, green is natural, blue symbolizes harmony and red is spirit. In the first eight-color flag, hot pink represents sex, and turquoise represents magic/art.
    There was a lot of variation on the flag. By 2021, the flag has been aligned with Black Lives Matter protests, including blacks representing diversity, blacks representing a combination of blue and pink light, trans pride flag colors. We are celebrating in line with the promotion of the Gay Liberation Movement which was the Swallwall war. Early on the morning of June 28, 1969, police raided a popular gay barracks at NYC’s West Village, The Stonewall Inn. This was a normal place at the time, but on this night, the local authorities fought, starting the Stonewall Riots, which lasted for days. The Stonewall Inn was declared a historic site by New York City in 2015 and later named a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2016. This June marks the 51st anniversary of the first exhibition of pride, which took place in 1970, one year after the violence.
    Marsha P. Johnson is often referred to as the first boxer to throw at Stonewall Inn (although there are many prominent people who are suspected of doing so). She was a black Trans woman celebrating her 25th birthday during the riots and tour de force in the gay community. He died at the young age of just 46 after police found his body in the Hudson River – his death was initially dismissed as suicide, though friends and loved ones insisted it would not be so. Sylvia Rivera also participated in the Stonewall Riots. He was fighting for transgender rights alongside Marsha P. Johnson, creating STA.A. to help homeless youth without LGBTQ. He advocated for transgender rights until his death in 2002.
    Stormé DeLarverie was an activist and dragged an artist who was in Stonewall when he was attacked that night. Her friend, told The New York Times when she died in 2014, “No one knows who threw the first punch, but there are rumors that she did it, and said she did it. You told me you did. ”

    Yash Tiwari
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    Pride month came about as the result of the Stonewall riots which took place in June 1969. There was a major social issue occurring at the time, namely discrimination against homosexuals and transgender people. Any kind of gay activity was banned in the USA and it was still illegal to be gay in most countries at that time. This led to police raids on popular gay meeting places, like bars and clubs, etc. They would arrest any person who did not act according to their standards, which included how they dressed or wore their hair. It led to a violent rebellion to these arrests being led by transgender activist Sylvia Rivera.

    The month of June, dedicated to Pride, is a time for remembrance and celebration. It’s a time for us to honor the activists who fought hard and brought attention to the persecution experienced by this community. But this is not just our history being honored, it’s also us celebrating our present and ensuring our future: because we are still fighting for full equality. It’s important that everyone, heterosexual or otherwise, takes the time to learn about this month and its importance. Not only because they might be able to help someone close to them who is part of the LGBTQ+ community, but also because it is a great opportunity to remember that although society has come a long way in terms of acceptance and tolerance, there is still so much work to be done.

    Many people don’t understand why Pride month is important, especially in this day and age. Most people have never known what it’s like to be told they can’t be themselves for fear of being hated, ridiculed, kicked out of their family and their homes. They don’t know what it’s like to lose friends, not get hired because of who they love. They don’t know what it is like to hide who they are just to fit in. Why is Pride Month important? Pride month allows us to learn about our history. It’s important to note that the gay pride movement was started by queer people of color who were fed up with being beaten up or bashed, verbally abused, and jailed for being who they are. However, it’s undeniable that we as queer people made significant progress in certain areas for example: in 2015 same-sex marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court and now transgender individuals have more protection in terms of employment under Title VII.

    Shubhangini Shaktawat
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    PRIDE MONTH AND ITS IMPORTANCE
    The month of June every year is observed and celebrated as Pride Month as a tribute to those who were a part of the Stonewall riots that took place in 1969. So here’s more information about it. On the 28th day of June in 1969, a gay club called Stonewall Inn was raided by a number of cops, following which, all the people from in and around the club protested on the streets. This iconic protest lasted a good 6 days with the demand for establishment of places where the people belonging to the LGBT+ community could go out and about with their sexual orientation without being arrested or charged.
    Marsha P. Johnson, the leader of these protests was a transgender, bisexual woman. Later on, Brenda Howard, who is also called ‘Mother of Pride’ organized the Pride week and Christopher street Liberation Day Parade about a year after the Stonewall Riots took place. In today’s date, it is what we call the New York City Pride Parade/March which gave rise to numerous other marches all over the world. It also encouraged a number of other people around the world belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community to come out and live with their heads up. Pride has come a long way, although it is still fighting for its own rights and acceptance in the society.
    LGBTQIA+ refers to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirits (2S), androgynous and asexual people. Why Pride is called Pride, is another thing a lot of us here do not know. Brenda Howard coined the term ‘Pride’ although we do not exactly know what she wanted to point out. Well, it is assumed that she wanted everyone belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community to accept themselves and stand up right about themselves with pride despite all the unfortunate ways the law treated them in back then in the 60’s. Some were outcast by friends and family, some were sent to hospitals and medical centers to be ‘cured’ as it was considered a disease, or rather baptized or cleansed in some cases as it was also considered a sin. The term ‘Pride’ fits in well along with its symbol of a rainbow, which with each color represents a different thing such as healing, harmony, spirit etc. It is a perfect symbol for each and every member of this community to accept themselves and celebrate their existence. Let us now make the world a more peaceful place for all and accept and embrace Pride with pride. Happy Pride Month folks!
    An ally,
    Shubhangini Shaktawat

    PALAK KASHIV
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    Pride month is celebrated for the LBGTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender, and gay) community every year month of June is recognized as Pride month.
    The motive of celebrating this month for the LGBTQ community is also respected and how much laws are made for them and what changes they still need for their community, they take out rallies, fun games, and activities, concerts, helping each other, collecting funds, and spreading love. They also have their rainbow color flag as a symbol each color has its own meaning.it was all started because of the stonewall riots and the gay liberation movement in the united states in 1969. we can also watch a documentary made on this movement. Pride month is basically for their importance nationally and internationally, earlier people do not accept this community, but now things have become a lot better for them, by celebrating this month we can also make awareness in people, give a message they are also part of us and equally deserve everything. People need to include them and love them there are also worthy of everything but some people behave rudely and torture them. which is not acceptable, they come in minority and have to face a lot of difficulties. Earlier LGBTQ community used to hide their sexuality from society in fear but because of this month, they gain confidence and are slowly opening about it. helps Promoting and to create a safer place for them. The government is taking very effective steps for their safety, laws on their marriage help them a lot of people are starting to respect them and also some companies are hiring this community at the workplace which is amazing. Social media platforms are spreading positivity throughout this pride month. Love is love, Don’t let anyone stop you from being proud of who you are. Happy pride month!

    anshika agarwal
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    Every year in June the world celebrates Pride month dedicated to the LGBTQ community and their right to live a dignified life. Pride month is all about people coming together to show and celebrate how far gay rights have come and how much is still left to achieve.
    From 1969 LGBTQ folks and allies have been fighting hard to give their community the right to marry, to adopt children, to start families, to fight discrimination etc. Pride month is related to equality, teaching acceptance, education in LGBTQ community and above all its about love. There are usually colourful parades, concerts and marches across the world in this month. However, due to Covid-19 pandemic many will celebrate it online. In this month people educate others about how damaging homophobia is and why they need to get rid of it. It’s all about being proud of who you are no matter who you love whether in the opposite gender or in the same gender. In society debates about same-sex marriage is full of political noise and taken as a distraction from other important issues.
    While we acknowledge the progress we’ve made till now we also need to be more realistic and remember that we still have a long way to go. Here’s hoping that the world will soon accept love and lovers without any gender discrimination.

    shaifalikapoor03
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    Pride month is celebrated every year in june, to celebrate the dignified life of LGBTQ community. This month is about celebrating that how far gay rights have come and how far is it to be achieved. This month is all about equality, teaching acceptance, education in pride history and above all, love.
    In 1969, LGBTQ community got their rights and were universally accepted as they were. Since then we celebrate pride day on 28june every year.
    This day was a very important day in the history of the LGBTQ, because this was the day when people got their rights to be accepted in the society. Until then, the LGBTQ community was so brutally disrespected as if it was their choice to be different than others.
    This month reminds us about the fact that “humanity comes above all”, no gender, race, caste or community should be disrespected on the basis of who they are, every one has a right to live their lives to the fullest, without any shame of being a lesbian, gay or transgender, because above all we’re all humans and we should always keep up our humanity above everything.

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