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Pride Month and Day: love conquers all

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Happy Pride Month and Day to you! Are you ready to dive in the history and traditions of this festivity? Before discovering more about the milestones related to the most important event for the LGBTIQ+ community, when is pride month? It occurs in June and it continues for a whole month, weekend or week, depending on the area. Did you know that Prid... Show more

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Pride Day and Month symbolism: pride flags, gender symbols, hearts, and encouraging quotations

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With the passion and strength of Spanish Carmine

Few colors denote as much passion as red does, and few reds are as strong as Spanish Carmine. Shades of red convey love, joy and warmth of hearts. We use red when we want to communicate a strong feeling, but within the context of Pride day, red means life. The colors of the Pride flag have been chosen with care and knowledge, also thinking about the final result that we know today which is the rainbow flag. It is one of the colors that stand out the most on Gay Pride day, but because in addition to being one of those colors that catch the eye, they represent the love and life of a collective that has fought and will fight to live free.

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Feel the energy of the Yellow Orange Color Wheel

Another of the most characteristic colors of Gay Pride Day is the yellow-orange color wheel. This color is made up of two parts yellow and one part red, so it has such an orange tone with a lot of light, but with strength. Color psychology tells us that shades of orange represent happiness and energy. Within the context of the Gay Pride flag, orange represents healing, it wants to convey the concept of health of body and spirit. It is a motivational color, which we relate to sociability, joy, outgoing souls and optimism. It combines perfectly with the rest of the colors of this day. Outside the context of Pride, we can use this color with its complementary, such as Bluetiful.

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There is nothing with greater vitality than Maximum Yellow Red

Maximum Yellow Red is a color with a lot of vitality, which we use to give much more life to all our designs. This color represents the sun, light and positivity, that’s why we use it in the context of Pride day. Yellow is a very energetic color that will attract the user’s attention when we use it, so we must use it wisely. It is a color that represents abundance and wealth, but above all happiness. Outside of this Gay Pride Day context you can use Maximum Yellow Red with one of its Triad partners such as Sea Green Crayola or Electric Purple, you will not go wrong if you use this combination.

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Hope is mixed with the intensity of the Dark Spring Green

We love the Dark Spring Green for all that it means inside and outside of Gay Pride Day. Dark Spring Green is a color that comes from the range of green shades, so it reminds us of nature, forests, vegetation. And it is just that sense that they give it in the Pride flag. In addition, if we pay attention to what color psychology tells us, we can say that green is a color that conveys a feeling of hope, open-mindedness and sensitivity. Dark Spring Green has a slightly dark hue, which contrasts with its palette mates, which are very bright colors. This helps to tone down the intensity of the design.

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Feel the serenity of Trufts Blue

We are down to the last color in our great palette for Gay Pride Day, Tufts Blue. This color belongs to the blue range, so at first it may seem a cold color and remind us of the sea or the ocean. We associate this color with abstract concepts such as wisdom, purity and respect for others. In the Pride flag, the color blue is associated with serenity, and it is a meaning that we can also give it in design. The psychology of color tells us that it is a very spiritual color, which transmits a feeling of relaxation. Many cultures have used the color blue to associate it with the heavens or temperance.


When was Pride Month created? The history of one of the greatest achievements for the LGBT+ community

The history of pride is simply fascinating. It all started with a series of riots, the Stonewall uprising, in a pub in lower Manhattan in 1969. This moment was so pivotal that it led to an annual commemoration that transformed into the first pride parades. These first parades took place simultaneously in two cities, Chicago and San Francisco. Another milestone was the creation of the rainbow flag by Gilbert Baker, an activist. He designed this emblem looking for inspiration in several things like social movements, music, and the Flag of Races. But the LGBT movement didn’t stop there: the most contemporary event has to do with Bill Clinton and his touching proclamation 7203, signed in 1999. Learn about more Pride Month facts and the mesmerizing history of love!

June 28th, 1969

The Stonewall Riots

One of the first steps to promote rights for the LGBT community

The 60s were a flourishing period for diversity, but not for all the communities. The American LGBT circle was struggling at the time. Although they gained some rights like drinking at pubs and bars, constant police raids created an unwelcoming environment for bixesuals, gays, lesbians, and transexuals. One of the most well-known raids took place on June 28th, 1969. It is known as the Stonewall riots or Stonewall uprising, as it occurred at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village (Lower Manhattan, New York.) It quickly turned into a protest and the police lost control. Activists and residents gathered not only that night, but also the following ones, to fight for their rights, no matter their sexual orientation.

June 28th, 1970

The first official Pride Parade

The commemoration of the Stonewall riots

Chicago Gay liberation held a march to commemorate the Stonewall riots a year after the event, in June 1970. It was organized by activists such as Brenda Howard. They went from the Civic Center Plaza to Washington Square, an action that was also repeated in other parts of the country. In San Francisco, they protested marching and having a “gay-in” picnic. The participants repeated mottos like “gay is okay” to get the attention of the rest of the citizens and as a way of raising awareness. These demonstrations included speeches and many other social gatherings. This first Pride Parade laid the foundations for future LGBT movements.


The creation of the rainbow flag

The most widespread LGBT symbol in the World

The famous rainbow flag was created in 1978. It was designed as a powerful tool to raise awareness and to make the members of the community feel that they were part of a great social movement. The designing process of the rainbow flag was one of the milestones of the history of Pride. Gilbert Baker, an activist, devised it. He got inspiration from the Hippie movement, the Flag of Races and a song by the Rolling Stones, “She’s a Rainbow.” This very first version of the flag contained eight colors, and each had its own meaning: hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet.


Bill Clinton and pride month

The official recognition of Pride Month in the US

Bill Clinton played a very influential role in the fight for LGBT rights. Decades after the Stonewall Riots, president Bill Clinton signed proclamation 7203 in 1999. He established the Gay and Lesbian Pride Month in June, as a way of highlighting the importance of the 1969 riots and the 1970 parade, both taking place in June. Proclamation 7203 emphasizes the importance of respecting every single person, the need for eradicating hate crimes, and the prohibition of sexual harassment. This proclamation was also backed by an executive order from 1998 that banned discrimination in the Federal civilian work force.


Pride Month and Day as a global celebration: how is pride month celebrated around the World?

Pride is becoming a global celebration, so you’ll find parades and parties in many, many countries. Each place gives its own queer touch to this colorful date, but it’s always based on equal rights and respect. Learn more on Pride Day and get an answer to questions like: where is the biggest Pride celebration? Do they set off fireworks in NYC at Pride parades?

United States

Pride in the United States: celebrations in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington DC and San Francisco. The Stonewall Riots happened in the United States, as you may know. This has led to major LGBT events around the country. In Los Angeles, they celebrate Pride Day with a huge parade, music events, and even with some circus nights. For its part, the LGTB Pride March in New York is one of the well-known LGBT community events–they also set off some fireworks! Of course, there are other events during NYC pride such as Fantasy Days, Pride Island, Youth Pride, and many conferences. Washington DC also offers several entertaining activities! Have fun at Capital Pride Rooftop Pool Party, attend the Official Opening Party, take part in the parade, or pay homage to important activists at the Capital Pride Honor. Are you going to miss it? San Francisco Pride is another major event in the United States. It’s very well-known for its parade and festival. They last two days and they take place during the last full weekend of June. The parade gathers different contingents. Among the most famous ones, you’ll find Dykes on Bikes, leather and BDSM groups, or LGBT-affirming religious groups, Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG.)


Tel Aviv Pride, celebrating Gay Pride Month in Israel. There wasn’t a Tel Avid Pride parade until 1993, because homosexuality was banned in Israel until 1988. Still, some protest against discrimination took place in 1979, which can be seen as the first Pride event in Tel Aviv. The queer community has gained many rights over the years and, today, it’s considered one of the most gay-friendyy places in the World. As you can see, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate Pride. Apart from the parade, you can attend and enjoy the afterparty, concerts… You can even find water parks hosting LGBT parties! Have a look at celebrations like “It’s Britney” or “Tel a Beef,” you’ll be completely delighted. If you are interested in drag queen performances, then Wigstock is your cup of tea. There will be drag queens, glitter, djs, and tons of colors.


São Paulo LGBTQ Pride Parade (Parada do Orgulho LGBTQ de São Paulo). For many years, the São Paulo LGBTQ Pride Parade has been listed as the biggest pride parade in the World for many years. It gathers three to five million attendees annually, but why is Pride Month and Day so much anticipated in Brazil? The most important activity during São Paulo Gay Pride is the mesmerizing parade. You’ll enjoy the great trio electricos (floats) together with rainbow flags and many other decorations. It takes place on the Sunday after Corpus Christi, in June. During five days, many other activities are offered to the general public, although there are many events occurring three weeks before the parade! There are street markets, plays, concerts, cultural events, dance performances, or food trucks, for example. Get your rainbow flag and your glitter ready!


Madrid Pride: the biggest pride parade in Europe. Madrid Pride, also known as Orgullo Gay de Madrid or MADO, takes place during the first weekend after June 28th. Rightly, it is organized in Chueca, an area of central Madrid, known as the gay nieghborhood. How do the Spanish celebrate this day? You can attend the pride parade during the Saturday after June 28th. Flags and floats decorate the skies with the bright colors of the rainbow. Of course, the parade is not the only event you can enjoy. If you like culture, there are three related festivals you must take into consideration: MUESTRA·T, La Culta and La Oculta. MUESTRA·T is a mixture of theatrical arts, literature, fine arts and film screenings. La Culta is a social art festival that helps put the LGBT movement in context, emphasizing the feelings of the queer community using art as a tool. La Oculta merges culture and history with activism and vindication.


Berlin Pride Celebration or Christopher Street Day Berlin. Berlin hosts one of the largest Pride events in Europe. It’s also known as Christopher Street Day as a way of honoring the Stonewall Riots, as they took place in Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street. Rather than celebrating pride for just one day, they arrange activities during one whole month, starting at the end of May. During this month, you can enjoy Gay Night at the Zoo or Kreuzberg Pride, among others. Just a week before the parade, Lesbisch-schwules Stadtfest or Motzfest offers a lot of activities for lesbians and gays at some local pubs. Would you prefer attending a Gay beach party instead of going to pubs? No problem, you can do that in Berlin, too! Dance, sign, eat, and escape the heat on a beach by the river Spree. It’s a fabulous experience.


Amsterdam Gay Pride and Pink Saturday: celebrating Pride Day in the Netherlands. The Netherlands show a very tolerant and accepting attitude towards the LGBT community, so it’s not strange that Amsterdam Pride is a long-waited celebration every year. It lasts about a week and it holds different events like parties, workshops, exhibitions, sport activities, Pride walks, open air cinema, swimming events, and many, many more. Unlike other places, Amsterdam Pride is celebrated during the first weekend of August. One of the most spectacular events during Pride Amsterdam is the Canal Parade on the first Saturday of that month. There are plenty of different boats adorned with colorful balloons and rainbow flags. Together with Amsterdam Gay Pride, people also celebrate Pink Saturday, Roze Zaterdag, which is dedicated to asserting equal rights.


Celebrating Pride Month in Sydney, Australia: the Sydney Pride Festival. The first Australian Pride celebration (Mardi Gras for them) was a huge protest, and it was held on June 24th, 1978, a few years after the Stonewall Riots. They wanted to end discrimination and to repeal the existing anti-homosexual laws. The next year, this Mardi Gras parade took place again, and the rest is history! It continued as a tradition and, in 1988, this march was renamed as the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. This Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade continued gathering more and more people every single year. Nowadays, it’s a vivid celebration attended by thousands of people. There are different shows, drag queen performances, parties, art prizes, workshops, and even film festivals. Likewise, you can also listen to live music, listen to some talks to prevent bullying, have some drinks at different pubs, or listen to radio specials. Doesn’t it sound tempting to you?

United Kingdom

Pride in London, promoting equality for more than 50 years. Pride in London is a huge event. Thousands of people gather to celebrate freedom, love, and life. Parties and events take place everywhere: no matter if you are at Hyde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Whitehal, or Soho, you’ll find plenty of entertainment there. You can also celebrate Pride Day going to gay-friendly pubs, clubs, and bars. There are dance and art performances, cinema activities, plays, parades, and even big floats. They have been celebrating this day for more than 50 years, so it has become a well-established tradition. Pride in London encourages progress, mutual understanding, and protection against hate crimes. Another of its aims is to create a national AIDS memorial to pay homage to those who suffer or have suffered from HIV or AIDS. Isn’t it a great initiative?