Pride Month

Happy Pride Month!  Its origins in the month of June can be traced back to Christopher Street Liberation Day, a June 28, 1970 march that commemorated the first anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City.  Almost fifty years later, parades, festivals, and other events are held around the world in June to celebrate sexual and gender diversity. Here are just six of them:

New York City, USA
NYC Pride
The march on June 24 is just one event among many this month — movies, festivals, parties, cruises, speaker panels, and even cosplay events abound in the city where Pride marches began.

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Parada LGBT de SP
Often considered to be home to the world’s largest Pride parade, Sao Paulo’s 2018 parade was held on June 3. Click the link to see photos.

Paris, France
La Marche des Fiertes de Paris
The parade will take place on June 30, beginning at Place de la Concorde, ending with free concerts at Place de la Republique, and with much celebration in between.

Manila, Philippines
Metro Manila Pride
While Manila’s Pride parade on June 30 might be smaller than the one in Paris, it is no less dedicated. This year’s theme is “Rise Up Together.” Find out how to be a part of the celebration by clicking the link.

Sydney, Australia
Sydney Pride Festival
In Sydney, the Pride parade takes place during Mardi Gras. June, however, is full of festival. Art, theater, music, nightlife, sport, and many other events happen all month long.

Good news: Pride isn’t just for June! Cities such as Amsterdam, Calgary, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, and Mumbai hold their main events at other times of the year.