Every year in June we celebrate Pride month and we do so by appreciating and highlighting the diversity of sexuality, gender, and all those in the LGBTQIA+ community. By celebrating Pride, we stand together as a solid community that embraces all types of love, gender, and attraction. We also honor and recognize the societal impact and contributions that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, (and all other individuals) have had on history – locally and worldwide.
Pride month is celebrated in June in honor of the Stonewall riots which happened on June 28, 1969. These riots were a turning point in the Gay Liberation Movement and really helped progress it.
Pride month started off as just a day, with the last Sunday in June being “Gay Pride Day”. However, pretty quickly all major cities in the United States expanded this day into a month long series of events and celebrations. Not only are Pride parades and festivals held during this month, there are also memorials held for those members of this wonderful community.
We would also like to remind everyone that at Planned Parenthood, everyone is welcome, regardless of identity, expression, or orientation.