Celebrating LGBTIQ+ people
June is Pride Month. It commemorates the birth of the global liberation movement for LGBTIQ+ equality and the pride marches that sprung up in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots.
Internationally, events like Sydney Pride Festival are now held through June to uplift the voices, celebrate the culture and protect the human rights of LGBTIQ+ communities. It is a time to raise awareness of their history; to remember the pioneers who fought for equality in the face of very real threats to their own safety and freedom.