High-quality vinyl Pride stickers in pastel colours. Water and bullshit resistant. Made to last, yet easy to peel off. Perfect for the decoration of notebooks, laptops, water bottles, travel mugs, furniture, cars, bikes… wherever tickles your fancy, really. Size: 13,5 x 4,7 cm. Designed in Amsterdam.
Pride is celebrated today because shame continues to bear its ugly head. Stick to Reality is here to provide everyone a gentle kick in the butt lest you forget. Until such time, in the true spirit of Pride, our LGBTQ & Pride stickers will be around to make their cheeky presence known! Stick them everywhere and spread the love around!
Gay and Pride – two words in the English dictionary emanating positivity and optimism, now synonymous and intricately bound to the LGBTQ community and the carefree and exuberant annual festivities celebrated in their name around the globe. It’s easy to forget the darker and more sobering reasons for their existence. Shame and condemnation brought on by society, conditioned to be ashamed of their own sexual orientation and gender identity, had dominated the psyches of queer folks for a good part of civilization. Pride was born as a dignified response to the widespread shame.
Stonewall riots in 1969 have become a cornerstone of the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning, non-binary, asexual, polysexual… Has there ever been any other social movement more unifying and inclusive than the LGBTQ movement? It also happens to be one of the most successful ones. In less than five decades, the movement has made huge strides in putting an end to centuries of institutionalized oppression worldwide. In the past years, homosexuality has been decriminalized in more than 120 countries, with same-sex marriage being legalized in 29 of these nations.
Today, Pride is celebrated because shame continues to bear its ugly head. Each and every day, there are threats made against members of the LGBTQ community worldwide. News related to homophobia, transphobia and biphobia continue to make headlines, even in the most tolerant countries.
As much as we have come round to embracing the LGBTQ community, the momentum gained by their hard-won struggles continues to be punctuated. Pockets of resistance and hostility still exist — a sober reminder that the fight is far from over.
“It’s a time to honor how far we’ve come — but also how much further we still need to go.” Chris Hanna