Truthfully, popping boba adorning your ice-cold bubble tea can be the perfect way to celebrate diversity this LGBTQ month 2023. And why not? Just look at the many colors these bursting-in-fun balls carry; you know it’s the perfect fit.
Consequently, distinct popping boba colors complete a rainbow when pooled together. It’s a perfect reminder of the LGBT Pride flag, a symbol that emerged after the bitter Stonewall Riots of 1969 that started it all. Indeed, the amalgamation of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet — all 6 colors of beauty — represents diversity.
In this post, we’ll walk you down memory lane by tracing the first Christopher Street Day (CSD) and the struggle for LGBT rights.
Most importantly, we’ll show you how you can honor the movement for LGBT rights and celebrate Pride Month by revving your bubble tea up with the rainbow colors of popping boba. And enjoying it all with gusto. Read on.
A Little History: The Stonewall Riots to Pride Month 2023
The lives of gay people are a lot better these days than decades ago, though LGBT rights still divide a lot of people (e.g., the recent case of Target). For one, major cities worldwide, such as San Francisco, California, celebrate Pride Month and Christopher Street Day (CSD) this June 2023.
But how did it all start?
Well, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals have been constantly oppressed in America. It came to a head in the 1960s, one of the most tumultuous times in history, when same-sex relations were declared illegal in New York City.
- Establishments were shut down if they served liquor to suspected gay people.
- Gay behavior in public was illegal, so holding hands, kissing, and even dancing with someone of the same sex can get one jailed.
Indeed, the situation was a bomb waiting to explode. And it did.
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, the New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich, New York City. As patrons were manhandled and hauled, riots and violent clashes with law enforcement erupted outside the bar on Christopher Street, lasting 6 days.
It became the spark that officially started the Gay Pride movement on the planet. Since that day, LGBT Pride Month has been celebrated yearly in June. Soon enough, Europe followed, celebrating Christopher Street Day, or CSD in the same month.
It was not until 1978 that the rainbow flag debuted. Originally made up of eight colors, it now proudly carries six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, all representing diversity.
What’s more, these colors are well-represented by the colors of the ever-so-delicious popping boba in your bubble tea.
The 6 Colors of the Pride Flag in Popping Boba
Let’s explore how you could support LGBT rights by keeping a tab on the colors of your popping boba.
Table 1: The Six Colors of the Pride Flag and Their Popping Boba Equivalent
There’s a popping boba for everyone. This means everyone, no matter their sexual orientation and beliefs, can enjoy ice-cold bubble tea and desserts and embrace diversity, the cornerstone of Pride Month this June.
FAQs for Popping Boba Pride Month
Is popping boba safe to eat?
Popping boba is fruit juice (sugar and water) wrapped in seaweed extract, so it’s safe for human consumption. However, it’s best to advise a very young child to chew it before swallowing it, as the tiny balls may have a choking hazard.
Is popping boba nutritious?
One ounce of popping boba has about 25 calories. That’s about 6 grams of total carbohydrates and 5 grams of sugar in mouth-watering tastes.