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What does Pride mean to you?

Hannah_Scope
Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger

June is Pride Month, where across the world, we platform LGBTQIA+ communities. It celebrates, educates and raises awareness to ongoing issues for sexual and gender diversity.

We have had discussions in the online community about the LGBTQIA+ community. Particularly surrounding the history of the movement.

But we want to hear from you...

What does Pride Month mean to you?

Hannah - She / Her

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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,499 Disability Gamechanger
    I think Pride Month should be celebrated.  I like the fact that people celebrate it  . People whatever gender they are , whatever they choose to be should not be something they should have too keep hidden . Good for them who celebrate.  
  • rustledjimm
    rustledjimm Community member Posts: 91 Pioneering
    To me, Pride Month is a time for people to celebrate. People of the LGBTQ+ have had millennia of being told they should be ashamed of who they are and that they should hide it. Pride is a time when they can gather and be proud of who they are. I hope over time the societal discrimination that still lingers in areas will eventually be washed away. While there is still backlash against the event there is still a reason to hold it.
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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    That's lovely @Strawberry1 and I agree, Pride Month should be celebrated :) Are there any pride events where you are?
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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    @rustledjimm I love seeing the Pride events in my city centre. Watching people be proud of who they are <3
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,488 Disability Gamechanger
    To me, it's an opportunity to reflect on how much happier I've been since being more authentically myself :)

    But it's also a time to remember that many queer people, both close to home and across the globe, still face danger and injustice every day. And that it's important we continue to fight for our rights.
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  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    Love hearing that @Tori_Scope <3

    It has been amazing to learn about how many organisations there are around the world to help people in the LGBTQIA+ community, but also sad that they are needed. 
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,499 Disability Gamechanger
    @Hannah_Scope , I am so so sorry 🙏 for my late reply.  I hope you can forgive me . They where having some kind of Pride Event nearby to where I live . From what I've seen in the years gone by its a very well turned out event . Good for them I say . Sorry again for my late response.  Hope you are well . Please take care of yourself. Every blessing. 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    Of course! That sounds lovely :) I hope it was a good turn out! Hope you are keeping well too! :) 
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  • Strawberry1
    Strawberry1 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 2,499 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Hannah_Scope , I didn't attend this year but in past years I've watched their parade which is always good.  I think they have a show or something after . I've not heard any bad news so that's got to be good. Good for them I say . I'm steady thank you. How are you ? Please take care of yourself.  Thanks again for accepting my late response. 
  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,316 Disability Gamechanger
    It's good to hear it went well! :) 

    Glad to hear you are well, I am doing ok :) I had that horrible sickness bug the past few days which is why my response is late, apologies! 
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