5 Reasons Why Prides Matter

Published: October 2015

At the end of the 2015 Pride season, Amnesty International took a look at why Pride events are still so important for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and activists across the world.

Pride events are about human rights; they empower LGBTI individuals to reclaim the rights and freedoms they are denied, to accept and be proud of their identity. Demonstrators fight shame and social stigma, and march in the face of threats and violence.