Every year during the month of June, we celebrate the LGBT+ community in a number of different ways across the world. Why was June chosen to celebrate pride and equality? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.
Pride Month often is a synonym for amazing parades, love, and colors, but it’s also a great reminder of the progress and challenges we still have to solve. Pride is about celebrating equality, and we can thank the LBGTQ+ community for being a force behind it.
Because, sometimes, we don’t know what we just don’t know; we decided to dive into this global celebration to learn more about it, its origins and cultural aspect. Here’s a snippet of what we learnt. The Holberton community has put together a list of resources to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. The list contains books, podcasts, movies and people to follow so that you can learn with the media that works best for you!
Here we go:
- What is Pride Month?
- Why and how to use pronouns
- Experts Explain the Meaning and History Behind Every LGBTQ+ Flag
- Nancy – Stories and conversations about the queer experience today. Prepare to laugh and cry and laugh again.
- Making gay history – Bringing the largely hidden history of the LGBTQ civil rights movement to life through the voices of the people who lived it.
- Queery – QUEERY explores individual stories of identity, personality and the shifting cultural matrix around gender, sexuality and civil rights.
- The queerness – A podcast from San Francisco Pride
- Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman
- On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
- Boy Erased: A Memoir by Gerrard Conley
- Tomorrow will be Different by Sarah McBride
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- On Being Different by Merle Miller
- Becoming Him – Chella Man
- I’ve lived as a man and a women, here’s what I learned – Paula Stone Williams
- And more recently, what I realized about men – after I transitioned genders – Paula Stone Williams
- What is LGBT life like around the world
Social media to follow
- Laverne Cox @lavernecox – Actress and LGBTQ Rights Activist
- RuPaul Andre Charles @rupaulofficial – Drag Queen, TV Personality, Actor and Singer-Songwriter
- Chella Man @chellaman – YouTuber, Actor, Model, Artist, and Activist
- ALOK Vaid-Menon @alokvmenon – Performance Artist, Poet, and LGBTQ Rights Activist
- Sharice Davids @repdavids – Lawyer, Former Mixed Martial Artist, and Politician
- Francesc Campoy @frances – Engineering Manager at Apple and Host of the Go language Podcast justforfun
- Laura Laban – @lauraviatrix – Co-founder & CEO at Infinite Flight, the most popular flight simulation on mobile devices
- Claire Novotny – @clairenovotny – PM at Microsoft (.NET)
Happy Pride Month! 🌈 ☀️ 🤗