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Business News/ Photos / Pride Month: Celebrating inclusion and love in June

Pride Month: Celebrating inclusion and love in June

Pride month is celebrated every year in June as a tribute to the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Bill Clinton’s recognition to the same-sex marriage was a remarkable move in the history of pride community. In 2016, Barack Obama designated Stonewall Inn as a national monument in 2016

Pride month is celebrated in June every year to remember people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots which was a series of gay liberation protests in 1969.  (REUTERS)

1/10Pride month is celebrated in June every year to remember people who were involved in the Stonewall Riots which was a series of gay liberation protests in 1969.  (REUTERS)

Stonewall riots marked the first uprising for gay rights. Afterward, America witnessed frequent clashes between LGBTQ activists and police. This photo is of a violent encounter between gay youths with the New York City Police Department. (AP)

2/10Stonewall riots marked the first uprising for gay rights. Afterward, America witnessed frequent clashes between LGBTQ activists and police. This photo is of a violent encounter between gay youths with the New York City Police Department. (AP)

In India, the same-sex live-in relationship was legalised by the Supreme Court in 2018. However, there is a long way to go for the country to recognise same-sex marriages.  (Utpal Sarkar)

3/10In India, the same-sex live-in relationship was legalised by the Supreme Court in 2018. However, there is a long way to go for the country to recognise same-sex marriages.  (Utpal Sarkar)

To mark the beginning of the pride month, members of the LGBTQIA+ community offer sweets to one another in Chennai on Thursday. (Anathakrishnan L)

4/10To mark the beginning of the pride month, members of the LGBTQIA+ community offer sweets to one another in Chennai on Thursday. (Anathakrishnan L)

More than the celebration of love, Pride month is also about spreading awareness about their rights, sharing experiences and trauma of the community and ensuring civil rights for the community in different countries. (Anathakrishnan L)

5/10More than the celebration of love, Pride month is also about spreading awareness about their rights, sharing experiences and trauma of the community and ensuring civil rights for the community in different countries. (Anathakrishnan L)

Transgender people gained the recognition of a ‘third gender’ in 2014 in India. Later in 2017, Supreme Court recognised sexual orientation as protected under a fundamental right to privacy. It was in 2018, when SC decriminalised same-sex relationships in India. (Anathakrishnan L)

6/10Transgender people gained the recognition of a ‘third gender’ in 2014 in India. Later in 2017, Supreme Court recognised sexual orientation as protected under a fundamental right to privacy. It was in 2018, when SC decriminalised same-sex relationships in India. (Anathakrishnan L)

Even before the beginning of the Pride month, celebrations in the form of parades and functions began in many parts of the world. Diplomats including US Ambassador to Cyprus Julie Fisher (3-L) and her French counterpart Salina Grenet-Catalano (R), take part in the annual Gay Pride in Nicosia, on May 27, 2023 (AFP)

7/10Even before the beginning of the Pride month, celebrations in the form of parades and functions began in many parts of the world. Diplomats including US Ambassador to Cyprus Julie Fisher (3-L) and her French counterpart Salina Grenet-Catalano (R), take part in the annual Gay Pride in Nicosia, on May 27, 2023 (AFP)

Bill Clinton became the first US President to officially recognise Pride month in the year 1999 and 2000. Later in 2016, (AFP)

8/10Bill Clinton became the first US President to officially recognise Pride month in the year 1999 and 2000. Later in 2016, (AFP)

As of now, more than 20 countries recognise same-sex relations and marriages. The list includes countries like North Ireland, Brazil, Luxemburg, Finland, etc. (AFP)

9/10As of now, more than 20 countries recognise same-sex relations and marriages. The list includes countries like North Ireland, Brazil, Luxemburg, Finland, etc. (AFP)

E.G. Smith, left, and his mother, Norma Isaacs, 88, sitting under an umbrella with a sign that reads, ‘Grandma For Gays’ (AP)

10/10E.G. Smith, left, and his mother, Norma Isaacs, 88, sitting under an umbrella with a sign that reads, ‘Grandma For Gays’ (AP)

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