Unfortunately, in 2021 the world still needs pride month to raise awareness for the tremendous struggles and inequalities of the LGBTI community. But on a bright note: Pride month educates about ongoing social issues we must not stop talking about until we see global changes as LGBTI rights are human rights. Because of the historical relevance connected with it, the month of June was chosen as official pride month: on June 28, 1969, a raid of the police in a gay bar named Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village led to an escalation that turned into riots, New York’s gay community’s response to the continuous harassment and discrimination by the police. These notorious riots continued for three days. After Stonewall, yearly pride parades started to take place in more and more places in the world. Mainly to celebrate sexual identities that don’t fit the criteria of the sexual mainstream norm.
Today, more than 50 years after Stonewall, pride month serves as a reminder that basic human rights are still not a reality in many parts of the world, for various groups of minorities. People in same-sex relationships are still facing imprisonment in some parts of the world. As an organization dedicated to the enforcement of human rights our goal is to raise awareness to these inhumane circumstances and to the consistent criminalisation of marginalized groups. We will continue our work towards an inclusive, positive, judgment-free, hate-free and violence-free world that allows human beings to be themselves and love who they want to love.