Pride month, a beautiful time that comes every June, is a celebration of love, rainbows, equality, and hope. Started in 1970's New York, following the year prior's Stonewall Riots, Pride originated as a fight for equality, acceptance and respect. In 1991, Pride expanded to become a celebration of the progress that had been made and the community which had formed. It began to stand as a reminder that the best person to be is yourself and that is a person you should never have to hide.
In New York, the Pride parade will be streamed live for the first time and takes place on Sunday, June 25. Across the country, and the rest of the world, many others have already happened, throughout the past month.
This year, there is an increased focus on the importance of Pride. One aspect comes from the greater vocalization of the need to show up for causes that don't effect you directly. As poet Emma Lazarus said, "Until we are all free, we are none of us free." When any one of us is discriminated against or not given equal opportunity and rights, it can not be tolerated. Even if you are not a member of the LGBTQ community, it's so important to show up and fight for all who are.
The other, and very obvious reason is the horror show that roams the White House. It's more important than ever to show up and #displayyourpride as part of or for the wonderful LGBTQ community. Read on for some of the best #displayyourpride tweets.
1Taste The Rainbow
2Books Beaming With Pride
3Cranes, A Symbol Of Happiness
4Leave A Colorful Pick Me Up
5Linked Together With Pride
6A Universal Symbol Of Color
7Sprinkle Your Pride All Around
8Wear Your Pride
9Spread It As Far As It Will Go
10Hang It Proudly
11Pride From Your Head To Your Toes
12Use It To Color Feminist Pictures
13Chalk About It
14Bake A Cake Filled With Rainbows
15Frame Yourself In It
16Plant A Flower In It
17Drape Your Entryway In Pride
18Have A Pride Filled Plate
19Pets Have Pride Too
There are endless ways to creatively display your pride. Each time you do it reminds the world how important it is to stand up for who we are. Keep embracing your Pride this month and every other.