Every year, people from the LGBTQ community celebrate Pride in June. This year too, Pride Month 2024 is being celebrated from June 1–30. It is a time to honour, appreciate and learn to accept people from the LGBTQIA+ community. However, did you know the month-long celebration originated due to an incident that occurred on June 28, also known as Pride Day? Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 28, 1969, in New York City. This day is observed as International Pride Day. This year, the LGBTQ community, along with their family and friends, will observe International Pride Day 2024 on June 28. During the entire month of June, there are parades, concerts, marches, and events that are held to raise awareness about the issues faced by the people of the community. The month serves as a reminder of the milestones achieved by the LGBTQIA+ community throughout the years. Pride Month 2024 Quotes and Images: Wishes, Greetings, Messages and Wallpapers To Celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community.

International LGBTQ Pride Day 2024 Date

The International LGBTQ Pride Day 2024 Date will be observed on June 28, 2024, a Friday.

International LGBTQ Pride Day 2024 History

The origin of Pride Month dates back to 1969. Back then, it was difficult for people in the LGBTQ community to be themselves in public. The police would often raid places where people in the community met or gathered. One such place was the Stonewall Inn. It was a popular club in New York City. Many members of the LGBTQ community were patrons at the Stonewall Inn. On June 28, 1969, a police raid was conducted at the Stonewall Inn. This resulted in protests and made people angry about the unfair treatment they were put through. The incident led to protests for six days. International LGBTQ Pride Day is celebrated every June 28 to mark this incident. The event, now known as the Stonewall Riots, was the turning point in the fight for equal rights and fair treatment for the LGBTQ community. One year later, the community held the first-ever gay pride parade on the Stonewall Riots anniversary. As time passed, the pride celebrations grew into what we now refer to as Pride Month.

International LGBTQ Pride Day Significance

International LGBTQ Pride Day is celebrated every year keeping in mind the milestones achieved by the community and to raise awareness about the injustices and issues the LGBTQ community faces to date. Even though the month is marked by various concerts, events, festivals, workshops and parades, it is important to remember the reason why we celebrate. The main goal of International LGBTQ Pride Day is to ensure that every person has equal and fair rights. It is a time to stand up for those facing any kind of discrimination. Pride Month 2024 Theme, History and Significance: All You Need To Know About the Month That Celebrates the LGBTQ Community.

This International LGBTQ Pride Day 2024, let’s celebrate and support the community and help them in their fight for equality and justice. By being a part of the local parades and events and educating ourselves about their issues, we can all be a part of a more diverse and inclusive world.

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