June holds a special place in the hearts of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. What started off as a commemoration of the Stonewall Riots that took place in the US on June 28, 1969, is now a worldwide celebration in the form of the Pride month. Generally, millions of LGBTQ+ members and supporters gather all around the world and celebrate the Pride month with various marches and parades. But this year, due to restrictions and lockdowns, massive get-togethers are not encouraged even for the best of causes.
LGBTQ+ members and activists are often subjected to human rights violations across the world. So, raising awareness via social media about such struggles or about the LGBTQ+ community in general can also be an incredible way to celebrate the Pride month. You can make a good use of your balcony this month by hanging a rainbow flag to support and cherish the LGBTQ+ community. And you don’t need to stop there. You could also design banners, try different forms of art and display the message of love and unity while maintaining social distancing rules.
Celebrating the Pride month can be very exciting. However, what is more important is to learn about the history of this movement and gain more knowledge about this month in particular. There are plenty of books written on the LGBTQ community in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Your options are endless, so choose any book and start reading today. Some of the books you can consider reading are We Are Everywhere, Fairest and the Stonewall Reader.