Pride Month

The LGBT+ community comes together across the world every June to celebrate Pride Month.

While events actually take place throughout the summer, June was chosen to remember the Stonewall Riots that broke out in Greenwich Village, New York City, on 28 June 1969 after police raided one of the city’s most popular gay clubs, prompting the regulars to fight back courageously in protest.

A year later, marchers coordinated by activist Brenda Howard and others gathered in New York to celebrate “Christopher Street Liberation Day”, alluding to the Manhattan address of the Stonewall Inn, which, along with parallel events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, marked the anniversary of a watershed moment in the history of LGBT+ rights.

An annual tradition was born, with more and more cities across the globe staging their own carnivals and street parades to celebrate gay, lesbian and trans culture.

Please read the attached links to learn more about Pride events in London and the rest of the UK.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/pride-month-2021-founded-history-b1859815.html

https://prideinlondon.org/parade/