As my kids have gotten older, they’re taking more notice of events they’re hearing about on the news and radio. They’ve seen Pride Month highlighted in commercials during their favorite TV shows, which have also taught me a thing or two about why it’s celebrated and the history behind the symbols:
Some Pride Month Facts
- The original Pride parade organizers chose June to pay homage to the Stonewall uprising in June 1969 in New York City.
- The first Pride parade was organized by Brenda Howard, a bisexual New York activist nicknamed the “Mother of Pride,” to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
- The Pride flag was designed by Gilbert Baker. It gives a nod to the stripes of the American flag but drew inspiration from the rainbow to reflect the many groups within the gay community.
- The original Pride flag had eight stripes, which symbolized:
- Hot pink = Sex
- Red = Life
- Orange = Healing
- Yellow = Sunlight
- Green = Nature
- Turquoise = Magic/Art
- Indigo = Serenity
- Violet = Spirit
Sources and more good information: Parade and CNN
June is Pride Month, but Pride something we should really celebrate and continue to advocate for all year long. Today I’m sharing some shirts I came across on Etsy that can help you do just that all 12 months of the year!
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