During the month of June every year, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community celebrates in a number of different ways. This particular day is celebrated all over the globe, where various events are held during this special month as a way of recognizing the influence LGBT people have had around the world.
Why this day?
The celebration of the Pride Month takes back to 50 years in 1969 when New York police launched an early morning raid on a small Greenwich Village bar popular with members of the gay community. However, the raid sparked the movement for gay rights in the US, making it popular as Pride Month all over the world.
Obama praises Sikh man with the rainbow turban
Jiwandeep Kohli, who is bisexual and a Sikh, went viral a few days ago when he shared an image of his elaborate creation on Twitter. He is a neuroscientist from San Diego, who is celebrating this year’s Pride Month with a rainbow turban has found support from former US President Barack Obama.
The tweet read, “I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist,” he captioned the image. “I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity and will continue to work towards ensuring the same freedom for others.”
I’m proud to be a bisexual bearded baking brain scientist. I feel fortunate to be able to express all these aspects of my identity, and will continue to work toward ensuring the same freedom for others. #PrideMonth #PrideTurban #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/SVhc0iwDF0
— Jiwandeep Kohli (@jiwandeepkohli) June 1, 2019
The post later gained more than 100k likes, which also gained the attention of former US President Barack Obama, who appreciated both, his gesture and his stylish turban.
The tweet came in from one of the most admired men in the world, which read, “You’ve got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way,” wrote Barack Obama on Twitter. “Happy Pride Month, everybody!” he added.
You've got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the way. Happy Pride Month, everybody! https://t.co/SO7mgnOkgl
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) June 4, 2019
Later Kohli thanked Obama for his response and took to Twitter.
Please consider the spelling mistake a reflection of my being lost for words 😂
— Jiwandeep Kohli (@jiwandeepkohli) June 4, 2019
Twitter also celebrated this day with rejoicing tweets
— Jess⚡ (@HuntyDraws) June 5, 2019
— angeolras (@angeolras_) June 5, 2019
— 🏳️🌈 Rια ♡ (@Baka_neearts) June 5, 2019
— Vikrant Aarav (@aarav_vikrant) June 5, 2019
— local gamer (@anomallite) June 5, 2019
— Ashes_Art 💜(Art Comissions Opened!) (@AshesArt0202) June 5, 2019