LGBTQ Pride Month

People Waving Gay Pride Rainbow Flags

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans. Today, LGBT Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and these events attract millions of participants around the world.”

There are still discriminatory practices in place in most countries. In a micro view, we can also see this in our communities; how a community will banish their family members for being gay or sending their children to “conversion centre” to exorcise the gay out of them. All various degrees of cruelty.

Let’s choose love, understanding, tolerance and kindness over hatred and ignorance.

I am going to Singapore’s Pink Dot on the 1st July. Will you be there, my straight ally, my Singaporean friends?