5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Friends During Pride Month
It's Pride Month and here's how you can celebrate!
It’s important to know the origin story of how things came to be. The formation of LGBT Pride Month is no exception. Pride is a worldwide celebration that encourages people to be proud of sexual diversity and gender nonconformity.
The beginnings of today’s Pride celebrations are the result of The Stonewall Riots, which sparked the modern LGBT rights movement. One year later marches were held in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and have continued in multiple cities around the world.
In 2000 President Bill Clinton became the first president to declare June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month.” President Barack Obama followed suit, declaring June “LGBT Pride Month” each year he has been in office.