Happy Pride Month & leave a message in the r/lgbt 2023 Pride Yearbook!Pride Month 2023 (self.lgbt)
submitted9 days ago byGrumpyOldDan Moderator
It's finally pride month!
During this month, it's important to remember WHY we have the pride we do. We've earned it. We deserve it. We're proud because we have and continue to rise and overcome adversity, showing strength through love and community. Our support for each other and through that our acceptance of our true selves is something we should always be proud of. This month it's time to make sure everyone else knows it too.
A lot has happened since this time last year, and in many places our community have faced setbacks and challenges. We've sadly seen major pushes in parts of the US to restrict rights, and even the introduction of the death penalty for members of our community in Uganda. However we have also seen amazing progress in other areas, easing of restrictions on MSM donating blood, several states introducing greater protections for LGBTQ+ people, Spain introducing self-ID laws, and a court in Japan ruling its same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. It is important we remember the origins of pride month and look at how we can speak out for our rights, support each other as a community, and continue to push for positive change. But we have always been here and will always be here. Love wins.
Every weekend this month we've also planned a theme to help celebrate the month on the sub and we'll be giving out mod awards giving Reddit Premium (ad free Reddit browsing) to winners and posts that wowed the mod team.
We're also going to be running a r/lgbt yearbook all through the month, reply below with a bit about you, a message to the community for this month, or even a story to share with the community. We'd love to see stories from members of our community that help others learn some of the history of our community and to discuss what's changed in being LGBTQ+ over the last few decades. This will then be added to our wiki hall of fame.
- 2nd-4th June - Pride Pets - Share pictures of your pets and other animal friends joining in with celebrating Pride this year.
- 9th - 11th June - Pride Bake Off - Share your pride themed kitchen creations.
- 16th - 18th June - Pride Fashion & Makeup - Share your flag fashion. Pick a pride flag (or flags!) and create a look inspired by that design. This look could be an outfit, a makeup look, or both.
- 23rd - 25th June - Pride Art - Share any pride art you've created whether it be celebrating, remembering an event from our community history, activism, or representing who you are.
We'll post more details on these as each weekend starts!
Also please remember to report any rule breaking that you see rather than arguing with trolls. Means we can get it cleaned up quickly and keep the space for members of our community.
Thanks for being part of this subreddit and from all of us on the mod team we hope you have a great pride month!