JUNE- A MONTH OF LGBT PRIDE CELEBRATIONS

June 13-14, 2015  Portland Pride Festival

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

U.S. MILITARY IN FULL UNIFORM- San Diego, CA

U.S. MILITARY IN FULL UNIFORM- San Diego, CA

It was a popular tradition for weddings to be held in the month of June, thus we have the ‘June bride’.  Now, however, June has become known as LGBT PRIDE  month for celebrations and a festive parade.  President Bill Clinton declared that it would be so in June 2000, and President Barack Obama has taken special note of this occasion every year since coming into office in 2009.

Last year’s 2014 LGBT PRIDE parade in San Francisco, California was the largest in the nation.  It drew over a million participants, and had 200+ floats, marchers and dancers, exhibits, stages and other venues. The parade ran 4 hours long, after which revelry continued through the night.  The LGBT PRIDE theme was ‘My Body, My Business, My Power.’

The San Francisco parade was listed as tied with Rome in 2011 as having the largest gay pride parade in the world.  A week long schedule of celebrations also attracts many non-LGBT spectators and groups friendly to LGBT PRIDE to participate.  The event generates publicity for many businesses and vendors as well as receives support from major sponsors such as Kaiser Permanente, Apple, Facebook, and Google.  The 2015 San Francisco LGBT PRIDE celebration and parade is scheduled for June 27-28, 2015.  Its theme is ‘Equality Without Exception’.  By now, you may have already missed the Honolulu Pride parade and activity week which occurred this past weekend in Hawaii. In comparison to San Francisco, Honolulu had just a few hundred in attendance.

The purpose for these parades is to promote greater public awareness of the LGBT agenda and  individuals who are seeking to find acceptance, social justice and equality in society and the world.  Presently, legalization of same sex marriage in the majority of the United States has resulted in the LGBT agenda  sweeping not only America, but also the whole world.  Its main goal is said to make the world a better place for LGBT persons to live in, without them experiencing discrimination or prejudice.  Unfortunately, as the LGBT culture gains strength, it brings strong conflicts to those who disagree with their life styles when it affects their moral values and standards of living.  Sadly, laws that promote the LGBT agenda are being indiscriminately enacted, without the electoral process, and we will likely see more changes in our society.

Here are a few of the multitude of links of LGBT history and activities:

PHOTOS-  LGBT PRIDE parade in san francisco 2014  Largest in United States.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/07/gay-pride-around-the-world_n_7513434.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_LGBT_events  S.F. and Rome Parades largest in the world in 2011

http://www.honolulupride.org

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/25708093/gay-pride-banner-slashed

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About Shofar/Liz

I have a Christian blogsite-'God's Enduring Love' at https://heulu.wordpress.com with 'Words of Encouragement from the Bible and Liz's Journal'. Also, an art blogsite-'Art with Aloha' at http://artwithaloha.wordpress.com 'A Journal About Art and Life. I use acrylic and oil paints, graphite pencils and pen and ink.

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