Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT+ community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT+ people have had around the world. Across the UK throughout June and the rest of summer there are 151 registered pride events taking place! Follow this link to find out what’s happening near you… https://pinkuk.com/events/gay-pride-2018
This year is going to be bigger than ever as it marks 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK, and 3 years since the UK voted to legalise same-sex marriage, giving same-sex couples the same legal rights as straight ones. Some events include LGBT+ pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and large festivals.
During Pride Month, it is not uncommon to see the rainbow flag being proudly displayed as a symbol for the LGBT rights movement. The rainbow flag was first designed in 1978, by the artist Gilbert Baker. He saw the rainbow as a natural flag from the sky, so he adopted eight colours for the stripes, each colour with its own meaning (hot pink for sex, red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, turquoise for art, indigo for harmony, and violet for spirit). Since then the flag has been modified to 6 colours.
There are many ways to support the LGBT+ pride, if you are going too, or hosting any events, check out the below for fun, alternative ways to wear your pride!
Balloon Spray Backpacks
Easy to wear, fun and makes a statement! The balloon spray backpacks tick all the boxes. You can either have 6 people wearing 1 colour each or put all of the colours together! This is a bespoke product so contact us via email… [email protected]
Spell It Out
LOVE or PRIDE spelt out using rainbow coloured balloons really stands out! They are really light to carry and will look good all weekend long. Another bespoke item, why not call us to discuss…01455 45566
There is something about a big bunch of bright balloons that fills me with joy. Maybe it’s the colours, maybe it’s the film Up, or maybe it’s the smile on the persons face with a rainbow of colours floating above them! Such a simple thing to create too, click on the picture to order…
If you have an idea that you would like to discuss, get in touch with the office via phone or email.