Pride month 2022: 20 quiz questions and answers on the LGBTQ+ community

To anyone who identifies with the LGBTQ+ community, Happy Pride month!

Throughout June, people reflect on the brave sacrifices that were made to get the community to where it is today – and think about the steps they can take to make the world a better place for the LGBT+ folk of tomorrow.

To commemorate and celebrate the occasion, Metro.co.uk has created the ultimate quiz on queer history and pop culture – ranging from Stonewall to Drag Race.

Test your knowledge below.

20 LGBTQ+ quiz questions

6. Which US politician, who was openly gay, was fundamental in defeating Proposition 6, which would’ve made it illegal for members of the queer community to teach in schools?

7. Now a famous talk show host, which TV personality played the first starring character on a TV sitcom to come out as a lesbian?

8. Who was the first out gay person to win an Oscar?

9. Billy Porter made history, becoming the first gay black man to win an Emmy. What show did he win his Emmy for?

10. Which city is generally agreed to be the unofficial ‘gay capital’ of the UK?

11. Which country holds the record for the world’s largest pride parade?

12. What is Sir Elton John’s real name?

13. Which dance craze made mainstream by gay icon Madonna originated in the LGBT+ underground ball culture?

14. In 2016, which British Olympic team featured the first married, same-sex couple winning a gold medal?

15. The Asexual Pride flag is composed of what colour stripes?

16. What is the name of Russell T Davies’ Channel 4 drama which was based in London in the 1980s?

17. What colour is the ribbon that shows solidarity with people living with HIV/AIDS?

18. Which popular US sitcom aired the first lesbian wedding on TV?

19. Who was the first-ever winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race?

20. What does LGBTQ+ stand for?

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Metro.co.uk celebrates 50 years of Pride

This year marks 50 years of Pride, so it seems only fitting that Metro.co.uk goes above and beyond in our ongoing LGBTQ+ support, through a wealth of content that not only celebrates all things Pride, but also share stories, take time to reflect and raises awareness for the community this Pride Month.

MORE: Find all of Metro.co.uk’s Pride coverage right here

And we’ve got some great names on board to help us, too. From a list of famous guest editors taking over the site for a week that includes Rob Rinder, Nicola Adams, Peter Tatchell, Kimberly Hart-Simpson, John Whaite, Anna Richardson and Dr Ranj, we’ll also have the likes Sir Ian McKellen and Drag Race stars The Vivienne, Lawrence Chaney and Tia Kofi offering their insights. 

During Pride Month, which runs from 1 – 30 June, Metro.co.uk will also be supporting Kyiv Pride, a Ukrainian charity forced to work harder than ever to protect the rights of the LGBTQ+ community during times of conflict. To find out more about their work, and what you can do to support them, click here.

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