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Pride 2023 – Warrington Pride!

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Digital Rockstars, Place Marketing

Warrington Pride

Hey guys, it’s Pride season and we’re in the run up to Warrington Pride on 24th June.

Our LGBTQIA+ enthusiast (Steph!) is feeling particularly festive! We call her an expert because she likes to make sure that we’re all kept up to date with what’s going on within the community, and being honest – she keeps us on our toes with debates & conversations about what we can do individually and as a team to make sure we’re keen allies in how we act. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the community, but as it’s Pride Month, let’s learn a bit about the history behind Pride events and what they represent.

Pride is a time to celebrate the powerful strides that the LGBTQIA+ community has accomplished in the fight for equal rights and freedoms. During the month of June, the entire community can come together to share their stories, victories, and the ongoing challenges they face.

This month provides us all with an opportunity to take pause and honour those who didn’t win their fights and are no longer with us. It is an opportunity to pay homage to the countless individuals who have contributed to the incredible progress and momentum of the movement, from the Stonewall riots in 1969 to the present day.

As we continue to move forward, Pride reminds us of the important work that still needs to be done to ensure that everyone has the freedom to love who they want and be who they are without fear of discrimination. Let us embrace the diversity and strength of the LGBTQIA+ community and commit ourselves to fighting for equality and inclusion for all.

Did you know that the first Pride march occurred after the Stonewall riots in New York City? On June 28, 1970, groups of activists led by Craig Rodwell marched in what we now know as the NYC Pride March. It was a powerful symbol of resistance against the systemic civil rights abuses faced by the LGBTQIA+ community.

The UK’s first Pride march happened 2 years later in London. It was also held on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on July 1, 1972. Since then, Pride events have become a global phenomenon – a vibrant celebration of love, unity, and acceptance!

As Pride Month kicks off this year, let’s take a moment to remember our trans brothers and sisters who are fighting for the fundamental right to live and be healthy. As the saying goes, “It’s not about cis-gendered people; it’s about crushing transphobia.” So, let’s leave our egos at the door and work together to tear down harmful systems of oppression. Don’t forget that social media can be a powerful tool for change, so let’s use it to show some allyship and support our trans family. Happy Pride, everyone!

For more information and to download the programme, head to the We Are Warrington website.