Portland, OR – It’s June, which means many things. Summer is finally here, the days are getting a little longer, and it is time to celebrate Pride. Every year, on the sixth month, the world celebrates Pride in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. The historical event took place over six days and members and allies of the LGBTIQA+ protested against law enforcement after a gay club in Greenwich Village was raided.
Today, Pride is celebrated all over the world. From Mexico to Norway, attendees gather in droves to wave flags, cheer, and celebrate those who identify and the rights they have achieved since the end of the sixties.
With Covid-19 putting a halt to so many public events this year, almost all Pride events have been moved from the city streets to the internet. Cities across the country, which have reported lower cases of the pandemic, have been granted the right to still celebrate in person. One of these locations is the Portland, OR a hipster haven just 45 minutes north of the state’s capital.
Pride will be celebrated in Portland for over a week, with each day being designated for a different sector of the LGBTQIA+. “It’s great we have the chance to celebrate this parade each year,” proclaimed bisexual Tom Everest told us. “We’ve never seen a parade celebrate each sector for over a week, but it’s great because it really lets each identifying group have their day to shine.”
The mayor on the other hand was more confused than anything. “Wait, there’s now a + sign in there? And each group is getting their own day?”
The second day of the parade will celebrate bisexuals and will run from Main Street to High Street. The estimated headcount is so great that the parade goers will be marching up and down both sides of the street.
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