Pride Month
1 June, 2024 (All day) to 30 June, 2024 (All day)

Pride Month takes place every year in June and is a celebration designed to recognise the influence of the LGBTQ+ community. Celebrating diversity and people's right to live how they choose without discrimination, Pride Month promotes positivity and equal rights for all. 

Pride Month helps raise awareness of issues facing the LGBTQ+ community and provides an opportunity to celebrate the culture of inclusivity, with parades, street parties, community events and more. Designed to help educate people, Pride Month events are attended by millions of people worldwide.

The history of Pride Month

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

During Pride Month, many cities and towns around the world host a variety of events and celebrations. These include parades, parties, concerts, and other gatherings. These events are a way for members of the community to come together and celebrate, as well as to draw attention to the issues that still face the LGBTQ+ community.