Happy Pride Week
Happy Pride Week! Every year Pride is celebrated across several countries. This event is seen by lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, transgenders and other sexualities as a platform to focus attention on human rights in general, and the acceptance and equality of and for these groups in particular. The idea behind it being that everyone is entitled to be themselves and to love whomever they choose. These Pride events are frequently celebrated on a large scale, but smaller events take place too. Pride can last a day or even longer, but in any case you’ll always see the splendid rainbow coloured Pride flag. Curious about the origins of Pride? We’ve looked into it all for you!
On 28 June 1969 members of the gay community demonstrated in a gay bar in New York, called the Stonewall Inn. This uprising lasted a number of days. The Stonewall Riots were named after the bar the confrontations took place in. The uprising was regarded as a pivotal moment in the origins of the modern Pride movement.
After the Stonewall Riots the very first ‘Gay Pride Parade’ was held. This march, the ‘Christopher Street Liberation Day March’, differed from Pride as we know it today. This march had gravitas but was also light-hearted.
Did you know that the colours on the Pride flag all have their own significance? The red stands for life, orange for revival, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony and tranquillity and purple for power.
Miss Reggy B
With Pride Week in mind, among other things, we made a video together with drag queen Miss Reggy B. In it Bram explains what it is like to be a drag queen and how he is now even stronger and more self-assured. Watch the video on our Instagram.