LGBTQIA+ Pride Month
Pride Month was established in 1994 and the month of June was federally declared LGBTQ Pride Month by former President Barack Obama in 2016.
Pride month is dedicated to the history, lives, and contributions of members of the gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual communities. Pride month is held in June in order to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 28th, 1969, which paved the way for major gay rights demonstrations in the United States.
Pride month is a time to honor and remember those lost to hate crimes/social injustice, and the major successes made in the LGBTQIA+ strive for equality.
Pride month is also a time to remember there is still work to do to help the LGBTQIA+ community. While there have been decades of progress, there is still a lot of work left to be done for true equality!
For those who are not familiar with the LGBTQIA+ community and would like to learn more or understand the various LGBTQIA+ exclusive terms, we have provided a list of resources below:
33 LGBTQIA+ Terms You Should Know
How to be an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community!
Library of Congress: Pride Month
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