Celebrating PRIDE Month
First of all, you don’t have to fall into one of the LGBTQIA+ categories to celebrate PRIDE - it can…and SHOULD…be celebrated by all, even if you’re straight or not sure how you identify!
Before Pride became a month of celebration for the dignity, equality, self-affirmation and individual value of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities, it began in order to mark the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. This uprising followed decades of anti-gay legislation, harassment and violence against known or suspected homosexuals, and served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement, today’s LGBTQ+ political activism, the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD and other anti-discrimination organizations.
Via Pilates celebrates diversity and inclusion and is proud to be a space safe for ALL who seek to move, train, practice, learn or teach Pilates and other mindful movement methods. We also recognize, however, that it is important for all of us to consciously learn about our own biases so we can better understand the roots of stereotypes and prejudice in our society and their results - because only once we understand and acknowledge them can we begin to change them.
Visit Project Implicit (https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html) to take the Implicit Association Test and jumpstart your thinking about hidden biases: Where do they come from? How do they influence our actions? What can we do about them?