June 1969 saw the Stonewall Riots(Manhattan, USA) which gave birth to the rise of rights for LGBTQI communities through global activism. It is for this reason America celebrates their Pride Month in June and we in Second Life also celebrate Pride in June, Second Life being American founded, owned and located.
Last year’s Second Pride was very exciting for me as it was my first virtual pride celebration to attend. It was like experiencing a reawakening of who I am.
There was the moment of love where a gay man broke down through all the built up guilt and abuse placed on him over the years. The biggest virtual group hug supported him offering all the love and support he had been denied all his life, I was reminded why I love my rainbow communities. And in days where there are Governments, political movements and some religious institutions pushing hard to bring back all of the bigotry long defeated, now is more important than ever to stand proudly together and say ‘This is me’.
2018’s Second Pride Event, ‘This is me’ is a celebration of community with monies raised to support The Trevor Project;
“Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”
This is going to be one exciting celebration for nobody puts on a party like us rainbows do.
Starts: Friday, 15th June at 7pm to 11pm SLT
Every other day 16th to 24th of June is open 11am to 11pm SLT
I am also excited to announce that I am a sponsor for this year’s Second Pride Event under the name of ‘Cafe Sheree’ located at Bay City – Harwich.
I look forward to seeing you there. ♥
Second Pride Landmark