From Hollaback! HQ
This month, we at Hollaback! pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community, as they celebrate Pride Month.This year, honouring and celebrating the 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising and the World Pride festival, it’s a historic moment as we compare the past to present where we can appreciate what pride truly means to the community.
LGBTQ+ folks have been experiencing harrowing ordeals which has subjected them to violence and discrimination to the highest degree. For years, many individuals stifled their true identity due to fear perpetuated by society who treats them as an “other”. However, steps are being made.
Nevertheless, Hollaback! yearns for incredible systemic and institutional changes and awareness worldwide for everyone. We salute @lgbt_history, @humanrightswatch, @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y, @amnesty, @lgbtcenternyc, and many other organizations and folks for advocating for LBGTQ+ equality. #PrideMonth #WeStandWithYou
“We’re fighting fire with water, and working step by step to assist victims, educate communities, and stop harassment online.”– HeartMob. Holla at HeartMob for help and support, if you ever felt helpless when facing online harassment.
Around The World
Straight Pride Parade? Yeah, you read right! As of recent, a group in Boston called “Super Happy Fun America” is seeking permission from city government to hold a “ Straight Pride Parade” in August. However, its approval is currently pending. According to the President of Super Happy Fun America, John Hugo,“Straight people are an oppressed majority. We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.” For more information, click here.
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Asha, WIOS Editor