PRIDE stands for Promote Respect, Inclusion, and Dignity for Everyone, Personal Rights in Defense and Education.
"The LGBTQ+ community's Pride Month takes place every year in June and gives all queer people a chance to proudly celebrate being open about their sexuality."
"GAY pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements. Pride has lent its name to LGBT-themed organizations, institutes, foundations, book titles, periodicals, a cable TV station, and the Pride Library.
Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBT Pride Month or some other period that commemorates a turning point in a country's LGBT history,for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia's 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality. Some pride events include LGBT pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and festivals.
"The Oasis Project is a Nigeria-based registered non-profit organization working to promote positive representation and humanization of queer people. We exist to educate, uphold, empower, and promote the rights and humanity of all Nigerians.
Our goal is to promote positive representation and humanization of queer people in Nigeria!
In Nigeria minorities, particularly the LGBTIQ+ community, are in dire need of safe spaces. We provide a place to connect and engage, find camaraderie and support, celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the LGBTIQ+ community, and journey together towards acceptance."
Instagram: @oasisproject.co. / Founder: @matthew.blaise