Pride Month History and Celebrations
June is Pride Month, when the world’s LGBTQIA+ communities come together and celebrate the freedom to be themselves.
Pride gatherings are rooted in the arduous history of minority groups who have struggled for decades to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who they are.
The original organizers chose this month to pay homage to the Stonewall uprising in June 1969 in New York City, which helped spark the modern gay rights movement. Most Pride events take place each year in June, although some cities hold their celebrations at other times of the year. (Information courtesy of CNN)
Read more about Pride Month and Stonewall from the resources below.
Celebrate Pride in Place
Celebrating Pride as Resistance
NYC Pride Special Broadcast Event
Stonewall National Museum and Archives
How to Celebrate Pride 2020 Amid Coronavirus and Protests
The Stonewall Riots
LGBTQ Rights, Milestones, Fast Facts