PRIDE Month is celebrated each year to celebrate, raise awareness and recognize the impact of LGBTQ2I individuals, organizers and culture. It is held each in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan, New York – and this year being the 50th anniversary of Stonewall is an especially important year.
This year our theme is PRIDE WITH PURPOSE.
To celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots we are creating two 20ft murals featuring Sylvia Riviera and Marsha P. Johnson, two iconic trans womxn of color who took a radical stand, and helped spark one of the most iconic civil rights moments of the 1960’s. It features the leaders with molotov cocktail in hand set upon a trans flag and Philadelphia pride flag to show the inclusiveness of the movement. The final version also has a Doug flag in the 0 of purpose to help connect the mural with the Cascadian organizers and artists.
The Stonewall riots were a tipping point and the birth for the Gay Liberation and modern Gay Rights Movement in the United States and around the world. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposium and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS.
To support our activities, we have created 100 limited edition prints of our illustrated broadside.
Posters will be full color and roughly 6”x24”. Thank you for supporting your local PRIDE!
All money raised through sales goes to support Pride activities.