Pride Month is upon us!

This is a time to celebrate and commemorate people who belong to the LGBTQ+ community. Often held in June, it's a time for everyone to come together and observe LGBTQ+ culture and honour the movement supporting LGBTQ+ rights.

The events began after the Stonewall riots in 1969, where protests were undertaken by members of the gay community in response to a police raid on the 28th June at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City. Members of the gay community fought back against the police after they turned violent. This became a catalyst for change and was the foundation for the LGBT rights movement, where the community fought against societal shame with gay pride.

From the following year in 1970, pride marches took place in four US states to mark the riots that took place. Afterwards, gay rights organisations were founded across the US and the world, which has now blossomed into a pride events which are held around the world.

Pride festivals often happen in cities around the UK, but more towns and villages are getting on board and celebrating the community as time goes on.

...and there's even something happening in Midsomer Norton!

Bath and North East Somerset Council have announced that their libraries are getting involved with celebrations, and Midsomer Norton is no exception to the rule. To kick things off, the library are encouraging crafts and supplying pride colouring sheets.

Are you aware of any other pride celebrations going on in the local area? Let us know! Get in touch by emailing us, or calling: 01761 258030