All June long, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month. June is the official month for Pride because the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City began during June 1969. This month honors the history of queer people and the enduring fight for equality, recognizes the oppression the community still faces all around the world, and offers LGBTQ+ people a chance to celebrate. Just because marriage equality is legal in some countries, it does not mean that *snaps fingers* queer people are suddenly treated with respect everywhere. In addition to attending events like Pride Parades, tweets about Pride Month help queer people – in and out of the closet alike – to recognize this special celebration of who we are.
No matter if you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, pansexual, questioning, nonbinary, asexual, aromantic, intersex, or any other label that falls under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, you have a place during Pride Month. It's especially cool to see people come together on platforms like Twitter. From posting selfies showing beautiful queer selves, to recommending queer artists, to acknowledging queer history, to showing rainbows in a bunch of different places, there are some beautiful #Pride moments on Twitter. Here are some of my favorites.