We join all members of Kalypso’s LGBTQ+ community in celebrating Pride this month. We are proud to highlight our people and hope everyone makes time this month to take a moment to be proud about your own unique character.
Kaleidoscope was founded to help establish a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where all Kalypsonians can bring their full selves to work. We've asked members of the team to share their content recommendations for Pride Month.
To find out more about LGBTQ+ history, Stacker combed through news reports and used data from GLSEN to compile over 50 years of LGBTQ+ progress. Read on to see the evolution of this movement, from then to now. Photo credit: Drew Angerer // Getty Images
The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. They served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
Pride is both a party and a protest. It’s also a necessary reminder that there are critical issues that allies need to act on with their votes, voices, and wallets.
Movies and Documentaries
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sometime in the 18th century, Marianne was tasked to secretly paint Héloïse, the daughter of a noblewoman. Their story unfolds as they grow closer together and develop romantic feelings. Beautiful cinematography, excellent performances, and many subtleties around the protagonists’ relationship take you on an emotional journey that will leave you in awe.
In 1973, when Frank Bledsoe and his 18-year-old niece Beth take a road trip from Manhattan to Creekville, South Carolina, for the family patriarch's funeral, they're unexpectedly joined by Frank's lover, Walid, hopeful to finally meet his partner’s family.
Paris is Burning
"We're not going to be shady, just fierce." 'Paris Is Burning' is an iconic 1990 documentary revolving around New York City's ball culture. The documentary film sheds light on the challenges faced by gay and trans people. It portrays the ways in which the ballroom scene is liberating for the community.
Same Love – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (ft. Mary Lambert) Language: English Released: 2012
Born This Way – Lady Gaga Language: English Released: 2011
I Want to Break Free - Queen Language: English Genre: Pop rock Released: 1984
Brave – Sara Bareilles Language: English Released: 2013