All About Pride Month
Pride Month takes place every year in June and is dedicated to celebrating, reflecting, and advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. It originated from the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, which marked the beginning of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. During Pride Month, the community celebrates their diversity and achievements while raising awareness about the ongoing struggles they still face.
Pride Parades are the most notable events of Pride Month, where millions of people come together to celebrate their identity and show support for the community. This year, events can be found in the following locations:
Provincetown, MA: June 2-4
Washington, D.C.: June 10
Los Angeles: June 11 (Parade) and June 9-10 (LA Pride Festival).
Chicago: June 25 (Parade), June 17-18 (Chicago Pride Fest)
San Francisco: June 24 and 25
New York: June 25 (Pride March, PrideFest, Pride Island) and June 17 (The Rally)
Augusta, GA: June 23-24
Naples & Panama City, FL: June 10
While the LGBTQ+ community has made significant strides in recent years, there’s still much work to be done to ensure that members of the community are treated with equality and respect. If you want to support Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community, there are several ways to get involved. You can attend Pride events, donate to LGBTQ+ organizations, educate yourself and others about the community’s struggles, and speak out against discrimination and hate.
Ultimately, Pride Month is a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community’s identity and achievements, while also recognizing the ongoing challenges they face, and working together to create a more inclusive and just world for everyone.