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Celebrating Pride

Celebrating Pride

24 juni 2021

Bij Challenge Day staan wij elke dag voor diversiteit en gelijke rechten voor de LHBTI community.

Al 25 jaar vieren we in Nederland de vrijheid, de vrijheid dat je mag zijn wie je bent en mag houden van wie je wilt. Pride Amsterdam is niet meer weg te denken uit het straatbeeld. Het negendaagse festival is uitgegroeid tot een wereldberoemd evenement waarbij de LHBTIQ+ community de norm bepaalt in de stad. Dit is echter niet altijd zo geweest. De Pride heeft een lange en zware weg moeten ‘bevaren’. Met vallen en opstaan heeft de emancipatiestrijd ongekende stappen kunnen maken. Vele hoogtepunten, dieptepunten, ontroerende momenten en momenten om voor altijd te koesteren.

In de maand juni is het internationale 'Pride Month' hieronder informatie over het ontstaan.

June is Pride Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Traditions

The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. By all estimates, there were three to five thousand marchers at the inaugural Pride in New York City, and today marchers in New York City number in the millions. Since 1970, LGBTQ+ people have continued to gather together in June to march with Pride and demonstrate for equal rights.

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