Yesterday was London Pride. More than a million people joined the Pride parade.
We didn’t venture anywhere near West London as we gathered it would be too crowded. Instead we did what a lot of hoomans and pooches were doing – taking selfies and photos at places that had rainbow colours.
For the occasion, Freddie and I wore our Love is Love Pet-Edition t-shirts
And with Georgie we were three …
George proudly wore his Distinguished Dog Company hoodie in celebration of LOVE!
Task accomplished, Mum took us shopping. We went to Peter Jones (to kill time) – but as we entered we saw a display telling us about the history of the Pride flag.
And this is what we learnt –
“Gilbert Baker, an openly gay activist born in 1951, grew up in Parsons, Kansas, and went on to serve in the US army for about two years around 1970. After an honourable discharge, Gilbert taught himself to to sew. In 1974, Baker met Harvey Milk, an influential gay leader, who three years later challenged Baker to come up with a symbol for the gay community. The original gay pride flag flew at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade celebration on June 25, 1978.”
And the symbolic meaning of the six-stripe colours of the flag:
RED for Life, BLUE for Harmony, YELLOW for Sunlight, GREEN for Nature, ORANGE for Healing, PURPLE for Spirit
We wore our rainbow collars and leashes. They close but not exactly the same colour as the PRIDE flag. 🙂
P.S. Guess who we ran into at Peter Jones?
May’s comment: Yesterday was London Pride and millions paraded the streets to celebrate a pivotal moment in modern LGBT movement 50 years ago. Today the message is about LOVE – and throughout social media, many reminded with messages that love is love, that who we love is not someone else’s target for hate, that love is greater than fear.
Because to love and be loved is one of the greatest gift in life. For love knows no boundaries. And indeed Love is Love no matter who we love. And my two amazing beings showed me how.
We hope you had an amazing weekend and may our love shine through these celebrations and all year round.