Yes, it's about supporting LBGTQA+ people, but for me, it's also about fighting discrimination wherever you encounter it, especially within yourself.
Apart from supporting LGBTQA+ people, PRIDE is about examining your own prejudices. We all have them, and acknowledging that is a big part of the process of breaking them down.
Growing up in a conservative household, I remember being stunned by seeing my first male-only kiss, and that was only partly due to my then-boyfriend being involved.
(such a rat)
But that was thirty years ago, and I'm no longer a sheltered teen taking their first steps in the wider world. These days, I'd smile to myself (and maybe make notes - what? I'm a writer!)
But I'm still not as prejudice-free as I'd like to think.
The other day, a distant relative asked, " You've always been a bookworm, Emma. What are you into these days?'