What is Pride? Pride is YOU! Is it a parade? A rainbow colored crosswalk? A holiday month in June? Absolutely. It's all of those things. Symbols of expression celebrating you and every person who identifies as LGBTQIA+, and those who love them.
Defined, PRIDE is:
1. a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
Historically, June has been designated as Pride Month. The first official Pride march, or gathering, was held on June 28th, 1970, in New York City. It commemorated the Stonewall Uprising of 1969, where local patrons of the Stonewall Inn fought back against police harassment.
Since then, Pride Month has evolved to not only recognize the events in 1969, but as a celebration of the qualities and beauty of all LGBTQIA+ individuals. It's also a time to remember those we've lost and a reminder that the pursuit of equality is never ending.
We always say around here that food can bring people together. And whether you choose to celebrate with a parade or a picnic, take some time to celebrate you or someone in your life who identifies as LGBTQIA+.
Happy Pride 2021.