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Pride month

June 1 @ 09:00 - June 30 @ 20:00

WHEN IS PRIDE MONTH 2021?

UK Pride Month 2021 is this month (June). June will see a wealth of events – both in-person and virtual – to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Although parades, parties, educational events, and other celebrations are held throughout the entirety of June, last year we saw a 24-hour live-stream session, ‘Global Pride Day’ on 27th June 2021. ‘Global Pride Day’ came to the forefront in 2020, in response to COVID-19, where usual events had to be postponed, cancelled, or live-streamed.

This year, due to the increase in COVID-19 vaccinations, it’s looking pretty likely that more in-person celebrations will occur throughout June 2021.

Pride month is not to be confused with LGBT History Month, which occurs annually in February in the UK and in October in the US.

WHY IS PRIDE CELEBRATED IN JUNE?

Whilst much of Pride is for celebratory purposes, the occasion also marks an important historic background, and can be used to educate.

28th June 1969 saw the raid of Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village. Following this, protests lasting over six days demanded that the LGBTQ+ community were given a space to be open and safe surrounding their sexuality.

Many credit the Stonewall riots as an event that allowed the LGBTQ+ community to possess as many rights as they do today. The first Pride march happened in 1970 in New York, to mark the one year anniversary of the riots.

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Start:
June 1 @ 09:00
End:
June 30 @ 20:00
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