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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month

Pride flag

Each June, we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, a chance to explore the history and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ communities in America.

Pride is celebrated in June to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which took place on June 28, 1969, when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. Protests and violent clashes with police took place for six days following the raid. This event served as a tipping point for the gay rights movement throughout America and across the world.

Pride began as a celebration typically held on the last Sunday in June in cities across America, and has since expanded to be a monthlong series of events including parades, workshops, concerts, and much more. Pride is also a time to honor members of the LGBTQ+ community who have been lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.

 

Recommended Pride Reading

Pride Reads for Teens

Read the Rainbow for Kids & Families