The month of June is full of rainbows. We wear rainbow coloured t-shirts, bandanas and bow ties. We even have a special lead for the month of June.
All around the city, there are rainbows …
And we found a book at Waterstones that told us about how and why June is Pride month.
Fifty years ago, in the early hours of the 28th June, 1969, a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City sparked a series of spontaneous and violent riots. The uprising by members of the gay community over the next few days energised the fight for gay equality. These riots have been widely credited to have started the LBGT movement.
Fifty years on, the rainbow flag flies during the month of June to honour those who choose to love. But let us not forget to accept and love the same way the rest of the year! That who we love should not be anyone’s target of hate. That Love is Love – and love rules!
May’s comment: Next weekend is Pride London. As dogs are not able to march in the official parade and the outdoor noise and crowds can be overwhelming, the organisers of Sausage Walk London have collaborated with BrewDog Soho to organise a Pride-themed celebratory event for dogs on Saturday, 6th July.
Entry is free and the event is open to well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Special dog beer and treats will be available. BrewDog Soho is at 21 Poland Street, Soho, London W1F 8QG.