June is Pride Month!
So, what is Pride Month? Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States, and marked the beginning of efforts to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ Americans.