There’s nothing like Pride month to make you get all the feels. If you’ve ever been to a Pride march, you’ll be well acquainted with the sense of solidarity one has with the LGBTQI+ community as a whole. Look, in short, it’s just bloody beautiful.
June 2019 has come and gone, but we’re lucky to have some of the most touching moments from Pride events all over the world captured and shared on the internet. Have a look at these heartwarming moments from Pride month 2019.
A Prime Minister with pride
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada and long-time supporter of the LGBT movement, is soaking wet after participants in Toronto’s pride parade took water guns to the Canadian leader.
Source: Chris Helgren/ Reuters
Estimated to be the largest pride march ever held in the city, transgender activists also made their voices heard at Kyiv’s Pride march, held on 23 June 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Source: Brendan Hoffman/ Getty
This is how democracy loves like
Following last year’s landmark ruling decriminalising same-sex relations, participants came out in their masses at Punjab’s first-ever Pride parade, held in Amritsar, India on 23 June.
Source: Narinder Nanu/ AFP/ Getty
On top of the world
Although the Nepalese people do celebrate LGBTQI pride every month during a Nepali festival called Gaijatra, which commemorates the dead and the alleviation of pain through humour, 2019 was the first year to see the Nepalese LGBTQ community hold this event during Pride month.
Source: Sanjib Chaudhary
Celebrating tradition to reinforce pride
At Diné Pride, and event held in Window Rock, Arizona – the capital of the Navajo reservation in the US, the theme, “Sacredness before Stonewall”, felt particularly timely, especially as it placed the focus on honouring transgender women of colour, together with their history in indigenous Native American culture.
Source: Cayla Nimmo, NPR