All About ‘Pride Month’ + Colorful Artwork For Your Home!
Colorful uplifting parades with floats and celebrities, joyous festivals, workshops, picnics, and parties are among the principal components of LGBTQ Pride Month, also called Gay Pride or LGBTQ+ Pride, which is celebrated in June in the United States and elsewhere around the world.
Pride Month commemorates years of struggle for civil rights and the ongoing pursuit of equal justice under the law for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, as well as the accomplishments of LGBTQ individuals.
… But why is Pride Month celebrated in June?
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT 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 LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Federal and local policies and practices are increasingly acknowledging and focusing on LGBTQ youth and numerous national advocacy and other organizations are also giving greater attention to LGBTQ youth in their work. Encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are or are perceived to be LGBTQ, will make communities, schools, and other settings safer, better places for all youth.
*** Colorful artwork at the studio ***
Join us all month long (and year-round for that matter) to create some stunningly-vibrant artwork for your home.
Adorn your walls with all the colors of the rainbow. Gather with friends, family, or any allies that you want to spend time with and make some masterpieces and memories to always cherish!
Here's what's coming up:
6/17 Some Beach - https://www..../event/611959
6/17 Seaside Juniper - https://www..../event/598362
6/18 Dripping Blooming Bouquet - https://www..../event/611966
6/19 Seaside Sunset - https://www..../event/611965
6/25 Vibrant Forest - https://www..../event/611954
7/1 Cosmic Nightfall - https://www..../event/614783