- By Emma Hurley
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You’ve probably noticed, but June 2019 is officially Pride Month – an annual LGBT Pride Celebration!
The team here at Hurleys Skip Hire are a proud group and wanted to show their support by changing the colours on our website to the rainbow flag which is commonly known as the gay pride flag or the LGBT flag and is a well-known symbol of LGBT pride.
Pride Month is a month-long celebration of sexual diversity and also an opportunity for people to peacefully protest and raise awareness of the issues affecting the LCBT community. The month of June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots which took place in Greenwich Village, Manhattan at the end of June 1969.
This year, Pride month is celebrating its 50th year of promoting equal rights since it began with the first LCBT Pride march co-ordinated by Brenda Howard, who is known as the “Mother of Pride”.
One of the largest and well-known parades takes place each year in New York and had 500,000 people taking part in it 25 years ago!