While Pride Month these days is usually all about rainbows, glitter and parades, it’s important to remember that Pride originally began as a protest for rights. While these protests weren’t new, this movement started in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. To stand together in solidarity with the LGBT community against discrimination, folks began to march every year to Central Park with the theme of “Gay Pride”. That march inspired other cities to start their own marches year after year which eventually led to the Pride celebrations that we know and love today.
We asked @caras_atl to tell us more about her family and feelings about Pride.
“Every year we celebrate Pride as a family in our home, and every year it means the same thing to us… LOVE!
That’s what Pride is all about! Just being able to love who you want to love, and loving yourself for who you are.
As a same-sex family we try to make sure not only that we are creating visibility for other same-sex families, but also for other LGBTQ+ people, as well as any children that might have same-sex parents themselves!
It’s important to us that we represent our community, our love and our normalcy to the world because we are just that… your average, normal, everyday family.
We love, we fuss, we laugh, we get sad, we act silly, we have fun and we just enjoy life together.
That’s what celebrating Pride is… the ability to do all of those things together… with the people you love most in this world.
Thank you for holding this space for me, and my little family, and thank you for celebrating our Pride!” ️️