Pride Month timeline
The First LGBT Organization
The Netherlands Center for Culture adopts a vague name to mask its then taboo purpose.
June 28, 1969
The Stonewall Riots
NYC police raid the Stonewall Inn, instigating the Stonewall Riots.
June 28, 1970
First Official Pride Parade
Organized by pioneering bisexual activist Brenda Howard and a committee she put together, the parade sees supporters march from Greenwich Village to Central Park.
June 25, 1978
The Rainbow Flag Flies High
Gilbert Baker's original design of the rainbow gay pride flag is flown at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
June 26, 2015
Same Sex Marriage Rights
The U.S. Supreme Court makes same-sex marriages legal in all 50 U.S. states.
Pride Month FAQs
What day is Pride Day 2021?
Pride Day is celebrated on June 28 every year, falling during Pride Month.
What is Canada's Pride Day?
Pride Toronto is an annual event held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in June each year.
Is Pride Month celebrated in India?
The LGBTQ+ culture is thriving in India and, despite the conservative atmosphere, Indians participate in Pride Day parades and celebrations during Pride Month.
How To Celebrate Pride Month 2021
Rep your flag!
Grab a rainbow, bi, lesbian, pan, ace, or any other flag of your preference and wave it with pride! Each of the rainbow flag’s original eight colors has a meaning: pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sun, green for nature, turquoise for magic, blue for peace, and purple for spirit. Don’t have a flag? Then wear your colors on a T-shirt, a hairband, or on the laces in your shoes. You could even paint your face with the colors that represent you — be as creative as you like to show your support.
Join in a pride parade
Run, walk, skip, or dance in a pride parade. You don’t need to identify as LGBTQ+ to attend a pride march. Everyone is welcome to show their support for gay rights and equality for all, so check out what’s happening in your community and go join in the fun!
Get some know-how
Watch a movie that will give you more information about the serious message behind Pride Month. It isn’t just about festivals, rainbows, and glitter. So take some time to learn about the people who helped bring this movement together. “Milk” starring Sean Penn is a great movie to kick off and charts the life of the first openly gay politician, Harvey Milk.
Why We Love Pride Month
It’s for everyone
Pride Month is a time when the LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate the acceptance of sexual diversity but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in if you’re a bog-standard hetero whose proclivities are firmly on the vanilla side of life.
It’s fun with a capital F
It’s your chance to come out of your shell and join in with any number of parades, festivals, concerts, and events going on in your community. It also gives you the chance to meet new like-minded people, knowing that this is a celebration of acceptance and love.
It shines a light on LGBTQ+ issues
The emphasis may be on fun, but it's also the perfect time to think about and discuss issues related to the gay rights movement, especially as it gets more attention from the media during this time — from gay marriage and adoption to transgender rights. Although huge strides have been made for equality over recent years, we all still have a long way to go. Pride Month is a great opportunity to learn about the fight for what's right, and to pitch in as well!
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Pride Month dates
|Year ||Date ||Day |
|2022 ||June 1 ||Wednesday |
|2023 ||June 1 ||Thursday |
|2024 ||June 1 ||Saturday |
|2025 ||June 1 ||Sunday |
|2026 ||June 1 ||Monday |
Pride Month is for everyone to embrace who they are and let the world know — in style! The rainbow aptly signifies the colorful activities and flavors of this month-long celebration. These include massive rallies, pride parades, parties, workshops, concerts, and countless more LGBTQ+ events to attract participants from all over. The Pride community takes huge pride in their movement, going all out for the festivities with elaborate costumes, makeup, and, of course, glitter — so that they sparkle for the whole world to see!
Commemorations and memorials are also held for members of the community who have lost their lives to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. Campaigns and rallies aim to promote and preserve the history and well-being of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
52% – the percentage of LGBTQ people who’ve experienced depression recently.
1 in 8 – the number of LGBTQ people who have experienced unequal treatment from healthcare staff.
46% – the percentage of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people who are open about their sexual orientation with their family.
4.1% – the estimated percentage of women who identify as LGBT.
350,000 – the number of people in the LGBTQ community that are transgender women.
1 in 5 – the number of LGBTQ women living in poverty.
43% – the percentage of LGBTQ employees who haven’t revealed their orientation at work.
50% – the percentage of LGBTQ workers who recently got federal protection from discrimination.
10% – the amount of time LGBT workers spend hiding their identities.
<$12,000 – the annual income earned by 22% of LGBTQ people. U.S.