Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire

πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ Happy Pride Month 2023! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

Citizens Advice Mid Lincolnshire are proud to support the LGBTQI+ community.

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month, dedicated to celebrating and advancing the rights of LGBTQI+ communities across the world.

At Citizens Advice, we’re committed to being an inclusive organisation for all LGBTQI+ communities. We stand against all forms of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

What is Pride?

Pride began as a protest – we celebrate annually in June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots, which changed gay rights in the USA and beyond. It’s now a way for us all to come together in celebration, unity and solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. It’s an opportunity to celebrate how far rights for LGTBQ+ people have come, highlight the many contributions of amazing LGBTQ+ people and push for continued progress.

Why are we using the pride progress flag?

Designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018, the Progress Pride flag features black and brown stripes to represent people of colour, and light blue, pink and white to include the trans flag in its design. This flag recognises intersectionality within the LGBTQ+ community and honours LGBTQ+ people of colour, whose activism inspired the very first Pride, as well as different gender identities.