Hey guys! As many of you know, we are now mid-way into Pride month, so I thought I’d start a post here for anyone to engage if they would like to. Every year, across the globe, Pride month takes place to celebrate LGBTQIA+ communities and to thank and remember the people who fought for queer rights over the years.
It was decided that Pride month would be held in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place in New York City on 28th June 1969 after a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQIA+ bar in the city. During the 1960s, police raids in queer spaces were routine as homosexuality was still illegal in most of the United States. Stonewall led to a number of protests and demonstrations which was a catalyst in the queer rights movement that spread to countries outside of the United States.
Now in 2021, life as a queer person is very different from what it was before Stonewall. Although there is still a long way to go in terms of LGBTQIA+ rights, the protesters and activists over the years have help shape a safer and more inclusive society for queer people.
As a queer person myself, working at Tutorful has been an amazing experience. I am very proud to work in a company that is so inclusive and it makes me extremely happy to work with a group of people who are proud supporters of the LGBTQIA+ community. It’s clear to me that Tutorful strives to make a safe space for each and every tutor, student and employee from all different backgrounds and walks of life!
So, (although I’m a bit late into the month) I wanted to start this thread as a place for everyone to post anything Pride-related, whether you’re a part of the LGBTQIA+ community or an ally! Feel free to post anything to do with Pride, from events, ideas or general friendly comments