Pride Month is a time to remember the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and celebrate our freedom to express one’s identity. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) community commemorate the protests, and raise awareness about discrimination, by parading the streets to honor equal opportunity for their kin around the world. Pride Month is a growing global movement for the LGBTQ community and has been joined by all who support fairness and equality.Now, let’s get to know a little bit more of how Pride Month came to be.
“Pride Month to me is about recognizing and celebrating individuality. It’s about celebrating community. The most beautiful thing about being human is that we are all on unique paths. Pride month is the time for me and others in the LGBTQ+ community to feel proud of what sets us apart and brings us together.”
Olivia Stephens, Customer Success Manager, Aarki
“The greatest impact of this community, for me, is that we always include everyone with what we do. We know how it feels to be treated differently. We just want to be seen, heard, and accepted.
One of the many wonderful things in our community is that we fight for everyone. Not only for the people within the community, but for those who support us as well. Every June we celebrate Pride Month, where you can be whoever you want to be, and where everyone is welcome. The biggest impact for us is that you get to stand and speak up for those who cannot. Pride is you. Pride is us.”
DJ Sabate, Sales Development Representative, Aarki
"To me, one of the most heartwarming parts of Pride Month is seeing all the allies of the LGBTQ+ community, who gather with us at Pride Parades to celebrate love in all its forms."
Abo Simpson, Director of Operations, Bloomero
This year let us celebrate Pride Month with the people we love the most. With social distancing measures and lockdowns happening globally, how will you be celebrating? Follow us on twitter @aarkimobile and share with us how you’ll be celebrating Pride!