It’s International Pride month where usually we’d see a host of events taking place globally. London Pride would have been this weekend on the 27th June. It marks 51 years since the Stonewall Riots took place in New York.
The Stonewall riots are widely considered to be one of the most important events leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT+ rights.
We head into Nottingham most years for Pride. We know it’s a protest and not a party but we have kids who need to feel comfortable with what ever their sexuality is and this is one way we can say to them “it’s fine”.
It’s also an opportunity to have more serious discussions about why Pride happens and why it’s so important to fight for your rights – what ever they are.
So there won’t be a parade this year? We can still put our flags up and have these important discussions.
Happy Pride people!