Prepping for Pride
June is known as Pride Month, a time for the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate, reflect, and advocate for their rights. It’s commemorated annually to remember the Stonewall riots in New York City in 1969, which marked the beginning of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.
During Pride Month, people celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and honor the history and achievements of the LGBTQ+ rights movement. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles that members of the community continually face.
The most prominent aspect of Pride Month is the Pride Parade, where people come together to celebrate their identity and show support. However, Pride Month is much more than just parades and celebrations; it’s also a time to reflect on the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and the challenges which still exist. This year, main events will be held in the following cities:
Provincetown, MA: June 2-4
Washington, D.C.: June 10
Los Angeles: June 11 (Parade) and June 9-10 (LA Pride Festival).
Chicago: June 25 (Parade), June 17-18 (Chicago Pride Fest)
San Francisco: June 24 and 25
New York: June 25 (Pride March, PrideFest, Pride Island) and June 17 (The Rally)
Augusta, GA: June 23-24
Naples & Panama City, FL: June 10
Pride Month provides a platform for members of the LGBTQ+ community to advocate for their rights and for allies to show their support. It’s a time to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles faced by the community and to push for progress and change.
Ultimately, Pride Month is a time to celebrate and honor the LGBTQ+ community and the progress that has been made, while also recognizing the ongoing challenges the community faces and working together to create a more inclusive and just world for all.