Celebrate Pride Month
Pride Month marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York. In the 1950s and 60s, members of the LGBTQIA+ community faced constant discrimination and frequent police raids of restaurants, bars, and other safe spaces in Greenwich Village. During one of these raids, which started on June 28, 1969, and caused multiple days of rioting, LGBTQIA+ community members fought back and made history. The fight continued, and still continues to this day, with many working to change policies and laws that made homosexuality and /or being transgender illegal. Members of the community and their allies have also worked to ensure they receive equal treatment in all areas of society.
During Pride Month we celebrate our LGBTQIA+ community members and their right to live a dignified life. This month raises awareness, encourages self-love and self-affirmation, and provides increased visibility of sexual diversity and gender variance. Join us in promoting and celebrating Pride Month!