Among the many things that brought joy at the Pride marches, the signs that people carry really take the cake.
June is celebrated as Pride Month every year. It is a time for celebrating the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and amplifying their voices as equal members of society. The first-ever Pride in 1969 was a protest sparked by a violent police raid at Stonewall Inn, Manhattan, New York. Over the years, the protests may have turned into celebrations and parties, but it is still very much a reminder of resistance to oppression. Every year there are Pride parades in America as well as the world bringing the community together. But due to the pandemic, gatherings were not possible last year and to some extent this year as well.
This pride month, let's remember who started pride parades. Transgender women of color. It all started in 1969 during the Stonewall Riots. These women are as follows: Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy & Stormé DeLarverie. #lgbtq #pridemonth #pride pic.twitter.com/ICicI8TGDr— Ivy Majpruz-Moat (@ivymajpruzmoat_) May 30, 2021
Among the many things that brought joy at the Pride marches, the witty signs that people carried really took the cake. Some signs would make us chuckle while also making us think about the very real problems faced by the community. Since going to a Pride march may not be on the cards for many yet, here are some hilarious signs that were spotted over the years to make up for it instead.