Pride and Amnesty
Happy (Virtual) Pride everyone!
Pride activities are a terrific opportunity to campaign against human rights abuses of LGBTI people, celebrate successes, and show solidarity. Don't let the pandemic put a damper on your activism!
Here are some of the great resources to use once social distancing is a thing of the past and Prides take to the streets once again
- Amnesty International Canada Public Statement on Policing and Pride
- Print out a "Human Rights are my Pride" banner
- Print out a "Do not be discouraged; you are not forgotten" solidarity banner
- Print out a "LGBTI rights are human rights" sign
- Check out our swag, including t-shirts and underwear - yes - underwear!
- Print out these incredible "flag" banners in solidarity with LGBTI communities around the world: Algeria, Barbados, Brunei, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, India, Iran, Jamaica, Nigeria, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Uganda, and Zambia
See if Amnesty International has organized Pride participation (will not be updated in 2020)
- Look for Amnesty at Pride activities in your community: Amnesty's Events Calendar
What is Pride?
Pride is a celebration of the LGBTI community, and Pride events are primarily a place where LGBTI communities celebrate who they are and create positive visibility for a community that has suffered greatly under a cloak of invisibility. Pride’s activist roots, stemming from the response to police brutality aimed at LGBTI people around a gay bar in New York City in 1969, continue to be the soul of the movement and an important aspect of Pride celebrations worldwide. In many parts of the world it is dangerous to be identified as LGBTI, and impossible to openly march and celebrate in public. Amnesty International’s participation in Pride includes solidarity actions with LGBTI communities around the world where the struggle for equal rights continues.