June 01, 2022
LGBT+ Pride Month
Celebrate good times, come on! Every year, the entire month of June is celebrated as Pride Month! Pride Month is in tribute to the Stonewall Riot. Additionally, Pride Day is celebrated on June 28th. The day marks the date in history when the first pride march was held in New York City in 1970. With that being said, different communities within the LGBT+ community celebrate Pride Day on different days in June.
The Stonewall Riot was a tipping point of the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. Today, pride celebrations include parades, picnics, parties, workshops, concerts, and other events that attract millions of LGBT+ people from around the world.
Additionally, memorials are held to honor members of the community who have lost their lives due to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. The overall purpose of Pride Month is to recognize and celebrate the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have had in history.
The first Pride March in New York had roughly four thousand marchers and today marches in New York City (the biggest Pride celebration in the world) have over millions of participants. All of whom march with pride.