Queer Rights are Human Rights

Queer people around the world experience violations of their human rights. They are criminalized and persecuted in many parts of the world. Even in Europe, queer people are repeatedly subjected to discrimination, stigmatization, as well as physical and verbal attacks. For the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies, it is a constant struggle to raise awareness about how our heteronormative and cisnormative society harms, excludes, and marginalizes people.

Pride Month in June is a vibrant celebration that honors this struggle and highlights the history and achievements of the LGBTQIA+ community. This month serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of acceptance, diversity, and love—and of what still lies ahead. Especially now, in times when reactionary forces are gaining support, it is more important than ever to stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and to increase awareness and visibility.

On this occasion, we have compiled a series of moving documentaries that put the rights of queer people at the forefront.


"No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us."
Marsha P. Johnson
Marsha P. Johnson

History of Pride Month

The history of Pride Month began in New York on June 28, 1969, when police stormed the Stonewall Inn, a club for queer people, and arbitrarily arrested people. This was the straw that broke the camel's back: staff and customers fought back. The violence and oppression they experienced over the years erupted into open protest and resistance. Six days of protests followed. In memory of this event, the Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade was organized in the following years, an inspiration for parades and marches all over the world.

28. JUNE 2024