Pride Month 2024

1st June 2024 – 30th June 2024

Pride Month takes place every year in June and is a celebration of LGBTQ+ people and the LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month promotes positivity and equal rights for all. By celebrating diversity, we can champion people's rights to live how they choose without fear of discrimination.

Pride Month helps raise awareness of challenges facing the LGBTQ+ community and provides an opportunity to celebrate an inclusive culture. All around the world, Pride parades, street parties, community events and celebrations take place.

The history of Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated every year in June, as this marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots which happened in response to violent police raids on LGBTQ+ establishments in New York in June 1969.The Stonewall events were a series of equal rights demonstrations held by members of the LGBTQ+ community against oppression and unfair treatment by police.

Pride Month is considered a pivotal moment for LGBTQ+ civil rights and is celebrated throughout June to mark how far the movement has come and what still needs to be done to help ensure fair treatment for all without discrimination.

How can I celebrate Pride Month?

  • Educate! Share posts, videos and information throughout the month of June (like the video below!).
  • Be visible! Be a colourful ally by wearing rainbow socks, lanyards, badges/pronoun badges, putting posters in your windows. This helps show you are an ally and helps make LGBTQ+ people feel safe and feel seen.
  • Show up! Look out for local events, talks, celebrations and groups. Share events with your networks and show your support by attending too.
  • Represent! Champion marginalised LGBTQ+ people such as those of colour, those with faith, those with hidden and visible disabilities, those that are not able to be ‘out’ and people of all ages who are LGBTQ+.

Video: What is Pride Month and why do we celebrate?