It’s PRIDE MONTH and BIG 101.1 wants to celebrate all month long!
This page will be your go-to for all things PRIDE on BIG 101.1
We also want you to #ShowUsYourPride! During PRIDE month, tag us in your photos on social @1011BigFM! We want to see you celebrate!
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You might hear different versions of this acronym, but do you know what all the letters represent? Do you know what all the different flags are? What does it mean to be an ally?
This week we want to focus on representation, and learning about all the different identities that are celebrated during Pride!
Let’s start with the first 2 characters of the acronym – 2S:
More info about the term Two Spirit
WHAT DOES 2SLGBTQ+ STAND FOR
Here are some great articles breaking down the acronym:
BREAKING DOWN THE FLAGS
So we all know the rainbow flag, but during Pride month you will see a plethora of multicolored flags all representative of different identities within the 2SLGBTQ+ community. It’s important to educate yourself on what each flag represents.
Here are some of the main ones you may see – click each flag to learn more:
For more info on the different flags, when they were created, and what they represent, check out this article:
Why Many LGBT People Have Started Using A New Pride Flag
BEING AN ALLY
During Pride month, whether you identify as a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community or not, it is a time to learn, so we can all move forward together, better than ever! Here’s a great post about allyship, and what it means to be a true supporter of the 2SLGBTQ+ community:
HISTORY OF PRIDE
So where did PRIDE month come from? How did it start? What’s it all about?
Here are some articles to check out to answer all of your questions!
The history of PRIDE in Canada
The Black community’s integral role in PRIDE
Remembering four Black LGBTQ+ activists who changed the world
PRIDE is a protest, not just a party
Check out some of the local PRIDE events happening in Barrie. Barrie Pride is a great website for all things PRIDE