Why Pride is important

LGBT (or Gay) Pride is the concept that LGBT people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender.

In 1969, New-York LGBT people rioted following a police raid into a bar, which led to protests and the organisation of Pride marches. Nowadays, Pride events promote equality and diversity, and advances education to eliminate discrimination against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community.

The rainbow flag is a very special symbol for the gay community because it has become the easily-recognised colours of pride. The flag is often use to mark gay friendly (and in some places, gay safe) establishments. The six colours are designed to symbolise:

  • red (life),
  • orange (healing),
  • yellow (sunlight),
  • green (nature ),
  • blue (harmony), and
  • purple/violet (spirit).

Every year, there are many Pride events organised up and down the country which Out at Tesco are proud to support.

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