Gay pride or LGBTQQIP2SAA+ pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQQIP2SAA+) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQQIP2SAA+ rights movements throughout the world. Pride has lent its name to LGBTQQIP2SAA+-themed organizations, institutes, foundations, book titles, periodicals and even a cable TV station and the Pride Library. Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBTQQIP2SAA+ Pride Month or some other period that commemorates a turning point in a country’s LGBTQQIP2SAA+ history, for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia’s 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality. Some pride events include LGBTQQIP2SAA+ pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and large festivals, such as Sydney Mardi Gras, which spans several weeks. In the US Pride is the month of June.