On Pride

The Wordsmith
Published in
2 min readJul 3, 2020


By Saayesha Chandrani

Pride Month is celebrated every June in tribute to those involved in the Stonewall Riots.Pride is a monthlong LGBT+ celebration, protest, and act of political activism in the US.

The history of Pride — as well as the larger LGBT rights movement — dates back to the late 1960s at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar where people of the same gender enjoyed,danced with the people of their same gender without the fear of harassment or being judged.

At the time, it was completely normal for police to raid gay bar or arrest or ask the people to leave .In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, the police raided stonewall…but this time the people fought back…This was the time when this community had stared either being judged or being supported…

The people protested for six days until the matter was completely settled…some people didn’t go by this and judged those belonging to this community while others accepted the fact.

This community also has a flag and in this month they have colourful parades with their flags,glitters,etc…The original flag had six colors, red orange yellow green blue and violet But recently people have started including black and brown…all these colours have a significance or meaning. They use a rainbow flag because usesof rainbowflags include a symbol of peace. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBTQ community, as the flag isoften used as a symbol of gay pride. It also signifies a general symbol of social equality and individuality.

According to me…people should have the right to do whatever they want to do in life and shouldn’t judge others on their own opinions.

People not accepting this homosexuality shouldn’t interfere with all this and just continue their way of living. These kind of people shouldn’t be made fun of as they are living the way they want to.