Today’s Writing Prompt: Write About What Pride Month Means to You
Today we heard that President Biden will be designating the Pulse nightclub site in Orlando a national memorial, honoring those 49 people who were killed in the 2016 shooting there. He’ll also be commemorating Pride month by announcing his appointment of advocate Jessica Stern as a special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQ people around the world.
As June (Pride month) comes to a close, take a moment to reflect and write about what Pride month means to you. And why it’s important for everyone to recognize.
As someone who is cisgender and heterosexual, I still appreciate and celebrate Pride month because it offers a moment to celebrate the advances we’ve made in securing HUMAN RIGHTS, while also allowing us to pause and reflect on how much work there is still to be done. No one is free to be, until we all are.
Inspiration For Today’s Writing Prompt
Before getting started with this writing prompt, familiarize yourself with the history behind Pride month and its significance. And learn more about how you can help support the LGBTQ+ community this month, and every other month after that.
Here are a few helpful resources, to get started:
- History. Pride
- Library of Congress. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month
- GLADD. Pride Month Resource Kit for Journalists
- Global Citizen. 15 LGBTQ Activists of the Past and Present You Should Know
- Barnes and Noble. Read With Pride
- Harper’s Bazaar. The Best New Reads for Pride Month 2021 and Beyond
- Shondaland. 18 Essential LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month
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