Every June, Pride Month is celebrated around the world to honor the LGBTQ+ community and culture, commemorating the struggles they have endured over time. It can serve as a great opportunity to talk to your children about the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and teach them about how diversity makes our everyday lives so bright and unique.
Read through these suggested activities to help you and your kids celebrate Pride Month!
Learn the History. Pride Month happens every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, New York City, which began against the continual police harassment and social discrimination suffered by sexual minorities.
Attend a Pride Parade.Every June, Pride Parades take place across the country. You and your whole family can join the celebration of diversity and visibility by taking part in a parade near you.
Watch LGBTQ+ Shows and Movies. Grab the popcorn and have a movie night with a film that features LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships. Representation in media matters — this helps your family see individuals that represent a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and sexuality.
Get artsy. The rainbow is a symbol of Pride. Use the rainbow in your next art project by tie-dying shirts, making rainbow braided bracelets, and more. Plus, it gives you an opportunity to talk to your kids about the symbolism of the rainbow.
While you are celebrating the month, you are also helping expand your children’s understanding of the world and encourage them to embrace individuals from all backgrounds. We hope that these activities will be a great discussion starter for you and your family, offering insights on how to be an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.