We asked: Why do you celebrate Pride?
Pride events are actually a celebration of the Stonewall riots but are referred to as Pride because we refused to hide anymore. We’re not ashamed, we’re proud of who we are so Pride was born. Pride is a time to celebrate how far we’ve come and remember how much more we still have to fight for. I celebrate Pride to stand with my fellow LGBT family and friends in a sign of solidarity and to let them know that we are all in this together fighting for our rights.