Pride Month 2020
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways.
Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.
As well as being a month long celebration, Pride month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issues facing the community. Parades are a prominent feature of Pride month, and there are many street parties, community events, poetry readings, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants.
Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness.
At PACA are LGBT+ HEROS would traditionally celebrate PRIDE during Diversity Week, obviously this year things are very different. However, we can continue to celebrate the fact that our school is an inclusive one, one that accepts and respects everyone.
For more information on PRIDE Month 2020 visit: https://nationaltoday.com/pride-month/