What is Pride Month?

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ community gets together to celebrate Pride in many different ways. This special month is host to many events that recognise the influence and positive change that LGBT people have brought to the worldwide community over the years. Why is Pride held in June? This was when the Stonewall riots took place back in the 60s. But more of that a little later.




The Significance of Pride

Imagine walking down the street hand in hand with the person you love. It’s such a simple gesture and something most people don’t give a second thought to. But for many people in the LGBTQ+ community, this isn’t always the case.

Being a gay man in the UK was a crime until 1967. And it was only in 2008 that it became a crime to incite homophobic hatred. We’ve come a long way since then, but there is still so much work to do.


Pride is significant in many ways. Yes, it’s a wonderful celebration that is getting bigger every year. However, Pride events are also about empowering LGBTQ+ people to stand up for and reclaim the human rights and freedoms they are still denied in everyday life and everyday situations.

The Purpose of Pride Month

Pride Month, running throughout the month of June, is dedicated to the celebration of LGBTQ culture, the uplifting of LGBTQ voices, and the support of LGBTQ rights.