Pride Month: June 2023


Celebrate Pride, Without Exception

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.

This year, the Human Rights Campaign is celebrating Pride, without exception. Together we can rise up and fight until we have freedom without exception, liberation without exception, joy without exception and pride without exception.

Other notable celebrations in the month of June include…

-Father’s Day, June 19

-Juneteenth, June 19

-The Longest Day, June 21

June is named after the Roman goddess Juno – the god of marriage and childbirth, and the wife of Jupiter, king of the gods.

Learn more about the history of previous months here.

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