Pride Month History and Celebrations

person's face covered in multicolored paintsJune 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.

Celebrating Stonewall

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