🦄 🏳️🌈ITíS ❤️P🧡R💛I💚D💙E💜 month, bitches! 🏳️🌈 🦄 https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMewdWcnF/
LGBTQIA+ community, we are celebrating you! This comp is brought to you by myself and DUís very own Tranpa, _Feral. It will be judged by us both.
🏳️🌈When is Pride?
In most countries, June is the official Pride month, but some marches and celebrations are held in July and, occasionally, August.
Pride is not to be confused with LGBT+ history month, which is celebrated in October in many countries, but February in the UK - to coincide with celebrations of the abolition of section 28 in 2003.
Section 28 was a law that prohibited the "promotion of homosexuality" and hindered education about homosexuality in schools. It was introduced by Margaret Thatcher and her Conservative government in 1988 and repealed by Tony Blair's Labour in 2003 (after an earlier, unsuccessful attempt to do so in 2000).
🏳️🌈How did Pride begin?
Pride is held in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a series of protests that occurred in New York city after police attempted to raid the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar, in the early hours of June 28, 1969.
The confrontation sparked a gay rights uprising that grew year on year - including in other American cities and abroad - with each passing anniversary.
The Stonewall Inn is now a designated US national monument, and New York city police issued an apology in June 2019 for its officers' actions back in 1969.
The movement also spawned the British charity Stonewall, which was founded in 1989 to lobby for equal rights for LGBT people and is now the biggest LGBTQ rights organisation in Europe.
🏳️🌈For this comp
Write a poem celebrating and honouring all things pride. Anybody is welcome to contribute their experiences or their support.
* No hate, no douchebaggery. If you donít agree with Pride, kindly jog on. We will carry on being fabulous AF regardless.
* As many entries as you like
* Visual / audio / video accepted
* No pump ní dump erotica, please. Ainít nobody got time foí dat.
* One whole glorious rainbow filled month.