Pride Underwear for Pride Month 2020 from UnderU.com
Pride underwear is a great fun way to express yourself during the traditional Pride month of June. With so many designers now celebrating Pride with fun colourful designs and always the iconic pride rainbow.
Pride is a time of celebration for the LGBT community worldwide. And every year, cities all around the world organise month-long festivities to commemorate and support sexual and gender minorities liberation. Here at UnderU we always love to see the Pride collections each designer comes up with. Every year they get more and more fun.
While some have called the festivities raucous or overly sexual. Such criticisms are really just the recycling of old stereotypes. The truth is that the festivities are a raucous, glittering expression of love and tolerance; that originated from the Stonewall Riots of 1969. An event that shaped the LGBT movement and pushed the struggle for equal rights into the forefront.
Pride isn’t just about donning your favourite Pride Underwear and having a brilliant time. There are some serious facts and history behind the celebration…
1. Pride commemorates the Stonewall Inn riots.
In 1969, it was still illegal for LGBT people to meet in public places; bars that catered to the LGBT community were regularly targeted by law enforcement. Homosexuality was even still classified as a mental disorder by the American Psychological Association.
The night of the riot, the Stonewall Inn was full of its typical LGBT-friendly clientele. The police were aware that LGBT people frequented the bar and would conduct raids often. Many times those raids led to the arrests of LGBT people trying to congregate. On June 28, 1969, however, when police attempted to empty the bar, the LGBT individuals fought back, igniting three days of riots and protests.
2. Transgender women of colour played a key role in Pride’s inception.
Sylvia Rivera, a bisexual transgender woman of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan decent; along with Marsha P. Johnson, a black transgender woman. Were both at the forefront of the Stonewall conflict. Then, unfortunately, Rivera was eventually pushed out of the gay movement due to her outspoken attempts to rally LGBT support.
3. The first Pride parade was co-organised by a bisexual woman.
After the riots, bisexual activist Brenda Howard organised a liberation day march on Christopher Street to commemorate the event. Then, one year later, Howard co-organised the first Pride march, and with coming up with the idea of creating a week-long Pride festival.
4. There is a transgender Pride.
Cities around the world have special transgender Pride events for those in the trans and gender non-conforming community. Transgender individuals go through unique aggression’s and suffer from some of the highest rates of psychical assaults in the entire LGBT community.
A few more facts…
5. There is a black Pride.
For reasons similar to those behind the concept of transgender Pride. There is a black Pride in many cities, which specifically serves gay people of colour. Gay people of colour have felt alienated by the movement that has, at times, appeared to cater more to the white majority than the entire community.
6. The original Pride flag included two additional colours.
San Francisco by artist Gilbert Baker designed the original pride flag in the 1970s. Baker designed the flag with eight different colours. Each with its own meaning.
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