Every June, the LGBTQ community comes together to embrace their diversity and quest for equality during Pride celebrations.
While Pride originally was just a single day of celebration, it has quickly turned into a whole month of events held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. These riots were considered the turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S., and ever since then, all major cities have put together a variety of events ranging from pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, all the way to concerts. While these events are typically aimed at members off the community, more and more allies and parents are starting to show solidarity by celebrating alongside their friends and families.
Although we hear plenty of tragic stories about LGBTQ youth being cast out by their parents, there are so, so many who love their children exactly as they are. Take these 26 incredible moms and dads, for example.
1. Mom really wants love for her “(single) gay son” and I mean, what parent doesn’t want their kiddo to find happiness?
2. Batman is a hero for ALL the people!
— ally 🐝 @ 2 days!! (@bumblebys) June 1, 2017