Happy Pride Month!
Gay Pride is also called LGBTQ which is an annual celebration that is usually in June. Gay Pride celebrates people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. The first Pride began after the Stonewall riots. This is where police raided the Stonewall Inn Bar in NYC. 1970, was the first year anniversary for these riots and this was considered the first Gay Pride march. The idea of this march was to proudly declare their existence in New York.
January 14th, 1975 the first federal gay rights bill was introduced to address discrimination based on sexual orientation.
September 6th, 2005 The California legislature becomes the first to pass a bill allowing marriage between same-sex couples.
September 9th 2012 In an ABC interview, Obama becomes the first sitting US president to publicly support the freedom for LGBTQ couples to marry.
June 26th 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court stuck down all state bands on same-sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states.
June 24th, 2016 Obama announces the designation of the first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
June 30th, 2017 The US Department of Defense announces a six-month delay in allowing transgendered individuals to enlist in the US military.
June 15th, 2020 Civil Rights Law Protects L.G.B.T.Q. from workspace discrimination
The rainbow flag has six colors which appear today of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. Red is life, orange is healing, yellow is the sun, green is by nature, art is blue, and spirit is purple.
Pride events our normally celebrated around this time and today we are not having events held. If you are apart of this community we see you and we support you.
Here are some places you can donate to in support of the LGBTQ community.