Updated: Jun 7
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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: 1946 - The First LGBT Organization The Netherlands Center for Culture adopts a vague name to mask its then taboo purpose.
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 28, 1970 - First Official Pride Parade Organized by bisexual activist Brenda Howard, the parade and its supporters march from Greenwich Village to Central Park.
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. Celebrate: Below is an article featured on nbcnews.com, Know Your Value, spotlighting women who are leading the way in business and representation at the largest companies in the U.S. If you would like to share your story, we'd love to hear from you!
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.