Thursday, June 25, 2009
Gay Pride 2009
Today is a post dedicated to all of our friends in the GLBT community. I don't know where my brain has been that I forgot the month of June is dedicated to Gay Pride and hosts many celebrations all across the world for the civil rights of the gay and lesbian community. It feels sort of odd referring to people who are human as a "community." I digress.
It was in 2000 when then President William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton officially named June in honor of Gay Pride as a result of the Stonewall riots in 1969. Gay Pride is a celebration of awareness of discrimination and segregation of equal rights for same sex couples. Gays and lesbians host parades, parties, and other celebrations to join together in the fight for equality. It's also a time when people educate the public regarding the gay movement and the many social challenges the gay and lesbian community face in everyday life.
There are also memorials for the people who have died or are suffering from HIV and AIDS. The gay and lesbian communities hope to break the stigma attached of having those diseases. That does not mean you have to be gay to get AIDS or HIV, these disease!
Meow for now my darlings,