Did you know that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month? Every June, folks across the US honor the historical Stonewall…
Did you know that June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month? Every June, folks across the US honor the historical Stonewall Riots, which were a series of protests and demonstrations by the LGBT community against police raids on bars in New York City. The Stonewall Riots took place on June 28, 1969 and were the catalyst for the LGBT activist movement. Today, cities around the country – the world even – celebrate LGBT pride with parties, parades and other community events.
With all of the strides that the LGBT community has made in the recent past (Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repealed, same-sex marriage legal in 12 states and civil unions legal in 3 states, and a President that has verbally supported LGBT equality) it’s hard to remember what LGBT pride is all about. This year while you’re out at the pride parade, waving at the out and proud people parading by, take a minute to remember that our history includes a past when people had to fight against society just to be who they truly were. Thank those older LGBT folks you see for paving the way for a society that has indeed gotten better, even if we still have a long way to go!
By the way, Google knows when a word or organization you are searching for is related to LGBT issues and the search box turns rainbow colored! Give it a try!