RPX is pleased to celebrate Pride month.
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in different ways across the globe. The month of June was chosen because it commemorates the 1969 Stonewall riots that took place in New York City and were a pivotal moment in modern LGBT social movements. The first official Pride parade took place on the first anniversary of the riots in 1970, led by Brenda Ward better known as “The Mother of Pride”. The annual parades seek to create community and honor the history of the movement.
Every city’s parade has its own theme. With many parades being held for the first time in over two years, the themes are focused on joy and togetherness. For example, the San Francisco parade, in its 52nd year, that is taking place on June 25-26, 2022 theme is “Love Will Keep Us Together”.