• 5 July 2024
  • 2 min read

Pride 2024

  • 5 July 2024
  • 2 min read

Reflecting on the history and experiences of our community

June 28, 2024 marked the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, widely considered the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Every year around this date, we take the very important opportunity to reflect on where we’ve come from as well as the work that still lies ahead so that everyone is free and safe to celebrate being absolutely themselves. Even as the calendar changes, we commit ourselves to inclusivity, equity and lasting change year-round.

This year, we visited two of the many Pride events in London and Madrid, both providing spaces to reflect on the history and experiences of our community as we continue our learning and support.

In London we visited Queer Britain, ‘a riot of voices, objects and images from the worlds of activism, art, culture and social history covering over 100 years of queer life.’

‘By giving a voice to artists in our communities, these institutions ensure their stories and experiences are heard.’

‘These perspectives can challenge social norms and broaden public understanding.’

In Madrid, we let artist Marcos Galisteo take us through his transformation into Bestiah and her journey of self-discovery in the exhibition ‘Revelaciones: La evolución de Bestiah’.

‘The exhibition reminded me of the importance of having such spaces, not just during Pride but throughout the entire year. Artistic expression is crucial, especially when it involves stories that can guide and inspire others. Exhibitions like this one highlight the journey of those who came before, paving the way for us and future generations.’

As Pride moves onward across the world, we’d like to promote a few of the events still happening in London and Madrid:



*Some of the photos used in this article belong to Queer Britain.

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