Welcome to the month of June friends, a month that is also celebrated as Pride Month. Today marks the beginning of the Pride Month event at the Misty Realms – a celebration of queer identities— ALL queer identities, history, and the people that are an integral part of them. The month of June was chosen to celebrate Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots that took place 53 years ago, in June 1969.
If you are not familiar with the history of Pride and what happened during the Stonewall uprising, I highly recommend that you take some time out to read about it! I would recommend reading this and this link as a starter for further reading about Pride!!
An important aspect I would like to talk about is queer people who are also BIPOC and how a lot of times they are not given the importance and respect during this month and throughout the entire year. What I have noticed in the past few months is white queers attacking QBIPOC, talking over their voices, calling them “queerphobic” when they call out racist white queers— it is concerning and disheartening. Never forget that we all owe Pride to Black queer women. People of colour are still grappling with the remnants of colonialism, and reclaiming the queerness that most of our cultures thought sacred before colonialism deemed it “dirty”, “disgusting”, and “abnormal”.
So what I am really trying to say this month holds great significance for everyone especially QBIPOC— so please be respectful and kind to us, not just in the month of June but throughout the entire year.
Throughout the entirety of this month a lot of lovely friends and authors will visit us!! There will be book lists, discussions, interviews, and more!! I hope you are as excited as I am 🌈
To see the what all has transpired in June 2022 on Misty Realms please refer to the PRIDE MONTH 2022 page.
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HAPPY PRIDE 🏳️🌈