Happy Pride Month!
The month of June is celebrated as LGBTQ Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, an event that became essential to the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. Initially, the last Sunday in June was celebrated as “Gay Pride Day”, but the one day quickly grew into a month-long series of celebrations including parades, festivals, concerts, workshops, and other events that attract millions from around the world. The purpose of these events are to honor the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.
Other notable celebrations in the month of June include…
- Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month – June 21st is known as The Longest Day, as the day with the most light people from across the world will come together to fight the darkness known as Alzheimer’s disease through various fundraising activities.
- Juneteenth – Celebrated on June 19th, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom, education, and achievement.
- National Student Safety Month
- Professional Wellness Month
“June is named after the Greek goddess Juno, a goddess of marriage, childbirth, and fertility.”
Learn more about the history of previous months here.