Pride Alliance June 2021

Happy Pride Month!

This month, not only to we have the great fortune to celebrate the green, nature, stripe of the LGBT+ flag, it is also Pride Month in the UK.

From the 1st to the 30th of June the LGBT+ community celebrates in a number of different ways.  Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT+ people have had around the world.

You might wonder why June was chosen for this celebration.  It is the month when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.  These riots are viewed as the moment the LGBT+ equality movement was born

As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community.  Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.

Nature is really coming into bloom this month and usually Pride involves lots of outdoor events and parades.  Unfortunately, this year many of the usual Pride events have to be held on-line due to the coronavirus pandemic.  However, LGBT Youth Scotland have come up with a way around this, a Pride Picnic!

If you would like to learn more about the Pride Picnic initiative or how to organise your own Pride Picnic check out the following link: