Pride Month 2024: Celebrating the diversity of family

This Pride Month, we’re standing up in support of families. All families.

Welcome to Pride Month 2024, a time to celebrate families in all their wonderful diversity.

Now, we’re taking this month to champion the strength of the global LGBTQ+ community and the importance of loving, supportive families. Because at the end of the day, it all comes Back to Family.

This Pride Month, show your support with our Pride Edition Back to Family T-Shirts. Buy today.

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Pride Month Facts and History

What is Pride Month?

Pride Month is an annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Taking place all around the world, it’s a month for festivities, activism and tribute to the ongoing fight for equality.

When is Pride Month?

For those wondering “when is Pride Month?”, no need to look too far. Pride Month takes place every June (now!) The whole calendar month is loaded up with events, workshops, parades, and parties.

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Why is Pride Month in June?

Pride Month is in June in honour of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969 in New York. The Stonewall Riots saw the LGBTQI+ community taking a stand against discrimination. Now, they’re remembered as a pivotal moment in LGBTQI+ history.

What’s happening for Pride Month UK?

The UK’s first Pride March was in 1972. Now, there are plenty of events and activities to take part in right across the country. From London to Manchester, Brighton to Bristol, these events bring together the LGBTQ+ community and allies to celebrate diversity and have fun. Find more Pride Events here.

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From local to national events, there are countless ways of showing your support this June.
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Celebrating Pride Month 2024

Supporting family diversity

At Hope and Homes for Children, we know that children need families. Loving families. That’s why, this Pride Month, we’re celebrating the diversity of families, in all their forms.

Why loving families are so important for children

When it comes to a child’s development, it all comes back to family. From community to culture, health to emotional growth, a loving family is the cornerstone of a happy childhood.

Yet right now, 5.4 million children around the world are separated from their families – placed inside orphanages, even though 80% aren’t orphans.

Orphanages expose these children to violence, abuse, and neglect, leading to physical and psychological harm that can last a lifetime. They’re even at risk of trafficking. Children need the personalized care, support, and love of a family home. Never an orphanage.

Read more about how orphanages harm children.

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This June, we’re remembering the challenges faced by LGBTQI+ youth all around the world.
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LGBTQI+ youth in orphanages

Sadly, LGBTQI+ youth are at a disproportionate risk of being taken away from their families and placed in orphanages.

In many places around the world, LGBTQI+ youth face rejection, harassment, and even abandonment by their community. Without the right support system in place, they could face institutionalization. But no matter how they identify, every young person deserves safety, support, and love. Every young person deserves a family.

That’s why we work all around the world to bring separated children back to family. And we work to prevent the situations that lead to family separation in the first place. That way, young people can get the chance in life they deserve. All young people.

Find out more about how we work.

How We Can Help

This Pride Month, we’re coming together to show support for loving families all around the world. Here are some fun ways you can get involved:

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Thank you

Pride Month 2024 is a time to show our support for equality, peace, and kindness. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the LGBTQI+ and use this month to champion the power of family.

Together, we’re ensuring that every young person – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – grows up in a loving and supportive environment. Finding their way Back to Family.

Because when you’re loved, you’re limitless.

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