With fortune smiles on the faces on many, the world celebrated Gay pride movement. As it has marked 50 years since its first march in New York and the 51 years of the Stonewall riots that took place in the city that strengthened the fight for gay equality. Several of the pride movements were canceled in the view of the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe however, over the weekend people still took to the streets across the cities in the world to celebrate the movement.
People were urged to celebrate online but still some of them came out and celebrated the movement. A queer liberation march was focused on racial justice; Taiwan held one of the world’s few Pride parade this year to extend their solidarity with the LGBT+ community. Hundreds came out on the streets of Taipei. People were seen wearing rainbow-colored masks, flags, and posters in the hand.
In Berlin, too annual Pride parade was canceled but eventually, citizens participated in the anti-homophobia rally. In Mexico, people marched towards the city centre. Thousands participated in the Black Trans Live Matters March. Restricted celebrations also took place in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
When the first pride parade took place it wasn’t actually a celebration with floats and feathers but a hardcore protest. Those were the brave hearts that showed courage and fought for the rights. The parade united together individuals of the community which gave them the feeling that “I am not alone.” People chanted “Say it loud, gay is proud”
On June 30, Google honored LGBTQ+ rights activist Marsha P. Johnson, who is widely credited as one of the pioneers of the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States. Marsha is an admired and esteemed personality in the LGBTQ+ community is attributed as one of the key leaders of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. New York City had announced plans in 2019 to erect statues of Johnson and Rivera in Greenwich Village, which will be one of the world’s first monuments in honor of transgender people.