As a symbol of solidarity among GLBT community supporters, Gay and Lesbian Pride Month occurs every year. Gay pride, also known as GLBT Pride is an international celebration supporting the gender and sexual identities of lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, and transgendered people. Gay pride celebrations are generally held in a variety of nations around the world over the course of a year, with every with its own unique culture and history of support for the GLBT community. The US is an issue that is more complicated regarding gay and lesbian rights. Although gay unions and marriages have been legally recognized for over 10 years however, there is no national same-sex civil union legislation.
Gay pride month is among the world’s oldest and largest celebrations of acceptance and visibility for GLBT people. This event is important for the GLBT community because it promotes awareness worldwide. It helps them reach new levels of participation and awareness. Gay Pride Month is observed on the anniversary Stonewall which was a crucial moment in the history of the GLBT community demanding basic equality for all. The Stonewall protests were the first major manifestations of gay civil disobedience beginning in June 1969 and culminating in the victory of the riots in New York City.
Gay pride month celebrates the Stonewall rebellion’s historical accomplishments. As a pivotal moment in the history of mankind and a turning point in the history of gay rights, the Stonewall rebellion was an important moment in the history of gay civil rights. Thousands were detained and subjected to police brutality tactics in what was to be one the largest organized protests against discrimination in GLBT communities. Although the movement was eventually destroyed, the memory of the protests reenergized members of the GLBT community that would eventually be referred to as the Gay and Lesbian community. Gay pride parades have been staged across the United States over the past year, with organizers hoping for more equality in sexual orientation.
In many cities in the United States, gay pride parades are considered to be the ideal way for gay and lesbians to come out and acknowledge their sexuality. While there has been much progress in terms of equality in the law and employment protections for the GLBT population, employment opportunities for transgendered individuals are far from equality. Many transgender individuals, particularly people who identify as GLBTQ, face discrimination because they live and work with transgendered individuals. Because of this, people who are transgendered may feel that being openly gay or gay is not only significant but essential.
Many members of the GLBT community still hold the Stonewall rebellion as significant. The Stonewall rebellion did not begin as an attack against the Gay and Lesbian community, but rather as an attempt to protect the civil rights of those thought to be discriminated against due to the gender of their identity. The Stonewall Movement was a major event which brought thousands of people to the streets of Manhattan. As the night progressed, the number of participants began decreasing. In the end, police detained dozens of people for unruly behavior. The Stonewall was made an emblem of the national fight for civil rights for gay and lesbians throughout the country after the arrests were judged unjust.
Now, New York City has once again joined in the celebration of pride. The Stonewall Inn’s organizers will celebrating their 20th anniversary as a nationally historic venue on the 29th of June. Local organizations such as the Gay and Lesbian Pride Parade will serve as the grand parade with hundreds of vibrant balloons lined the route of the parade as the gay community celebrates its twenty-third year. In celebration of the event, local eateries will provide meals for free and also open houses to advertise the event.