Pride Month takes place annually every June and is dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ communities around the world. June is the month chosen to celebrate Pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots in 1969.
During Pride Month, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates in a number of different ways. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride and there are many street parties, community events and educational sessions that take place throughout the month.
Whilst some events may be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, the celebrations will continue on zoom, tiktok and other social media platforms, keeping people connected and celebrating.
Pride Month is also an opportunity to raise awareness of current issues facing the LGBTQ+ community, improve the attitudes of society, and encourage inclusiveness.