We Celebrate Love This Month and Every Day.
This Pride Month, we recognize the valuable contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals across America, and we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ individuals in their ongoing struggle against discrimination and injustice. What is Pride Month? Pride Month which is celebrated annually in June to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, their history and to honor the Stonewall Uprising. Pride is both a celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity. A Brief History of Pride Month: June 28, 1969 - The Stonewall Riots Police raid a gay club located in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn. Riots and protests ensued throughout the city.
June 25, 1978 - The Rainbow Flag Gilbert Baker's original design of the rainbow gay pride flag is flown at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
June 26, 2015 - Marriage Equality The U.S. Supreme Court makes same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states.
We hope you will join us in celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride all month long.
See below for some ideas on how you can get involved:
Attending a Pride parade or Event
There are many popular festivals and parades to attend throughout the months of June and July. To find pride events in your city, check out this useful guide: http://www.gaypridecalendar.com/world
Support LGBT Art and Culture
The LGBT+ art community is vibrant, influential and pervasive. Go see a LGBT+-themed show or movie, visit an LGBT+ art gallery, or buy an album from an LGBT+ artist.
Volunteer or Donate
Give back to the community through a volunteer initiative such as supporting a local LGBT+ youth or community center or make a donation to a charity/foundation such as the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
We believe that to go far, we must go together. Join us this LGBTQ+ Pride Month, as we recognize the resilience and determination of the many individuals who are fighting to live freely and authentically.