You might know that Pride Month takes place in June and that there are parades and celebrations all over the country and the world to celebrate LGBTQ+ rights. BUT, it’s also important to remember the history and origin story of Pride and why it is so important to celebrate, but to also be respectful and mindful of the story that is so often forgotten in a sea of rainbow flags, floats and liquor. Here is a great article that everyone should read all about the Stonewall Riots (yes, Pride started as a riot), it’s history and what it all means to us today. It makes me cry every time I think about it. This year is the 50th anniversary of that riot too, so send some extra love and let’s make sure that history is remembered, but never repeated. All that to say, please celebrate this month, go to the parties, hug your friends, be a good ally (if you’re straight), be a good queer (if you’re queer), drink the shots out of rainbow cups, but just make sure that you also take some time to research Pride’s history and give a virtual high five to all the people that came before us. They fought a good fight and brought us to where we are today and for that, I am forever grateful. AND ALSO!!!-use this wallpaper I created all the month through! As always, send me a message here and let me know what you think, or find me over on Instagram (@bookishfolk). And please share this website and blog, my Instagram and June’s wallpaper with your friends!