Antarctica’s First-Ever Pride Celebration

Ross Island, Antarctica might seem like the end of the Earth, but the remote location is very much connected to the rest of the world and has launched its first-ever Pride celebration. Employees based at the McMurdo Station research center have been flying the rainbow flags joyfully and this weekend will have their official Pride Month party. Evan Townsend, who works at the station tells Earther, “It’s important to celebrate pride in the extreme places and the mundane. Every person who celebrates is another example of who queer people are and what we can do. It’s a chance to remind the world, and ourselves, that our potential is limitless and is in no way inhibited by our sexuality or gender identity.” Read more at Earther.