June is Pride month
June is Pride month, the time of year when we celebrate the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally. Did you know that the first South African pride parade was held towards the end of the apartheid era in Johannesburg on 13 October 1990 and was the first such event on the African continent.
It’s a great time to recognize the contributions made, celebrate diversity, and consider the ways that you can contribute to creating a more inclusive society as a whole.
The original Pride Flag was created by Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist from Kansas, and was flown for the first time in 1978 at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
The modern-day gay rainbow flag now bears six meaningful colours:
Red means life
Orange means healing
Yellow means sunlight
Green means nature
Blue means harmony
Purple means spirit
For the past several decades LGBTQ and women recording music artists have openly declared their "true colours” and supported gay rights, empowered LGBTQ communities, this in return gave these ladies some of the most iconic gay anthems of all time. There is no better way to celebrate Pride Month than to honour two of the most popular music artists who have influenced LGBTQ movements. Yip, we are talking about Cher and Lady Gaga.
Why wait for a certain month of the year!! Party on....
The above videos are hosted and shared from the artists official accounts on YouTube