LGBTQ+ Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June was officially declared Pride month in 2000 by President Clinton. June was selected in honor of the Stonewall Riots, which took place on June 28, 1969, when police raided a gay club which ended in protests and become the catalyze for the movement to create more inclusion in the United States. This month was designated to promoted equality and dignity and increase the visibility and understanding of those in the LGBTQ+ communities.  LGBTQ+ individuals still face bullying and harassment in educational settings and are at a disproportionate risk of self-harm.  

To highlight just a few of the role models in this community, we recognize:

  • James Baldwin, Writer
  • Billie Jean King, Professional Tennis Player
  • Bayard Rustin, Civil Rights and LGBTQ+ Activist
  • Margaret Cho, Comedian and Actress 
  • Candi Brings Plenty, Indigence justice and LGBTQ+ advocate 

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