June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. The month has been recognized since 1970, one year after the Stonewall Rebellion which took place on June 28th 1969, commemorating the impact the riots had had on society. The Pride Parade is a symbol of celebration and liberation for the entire LGBTQ+ community. From its early days of activism on Christopher Street in New York City, to the worldwide celebrations of today, it has empowered and given voice to a bright and vibrant community. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the famous riots at New York City’s Stonewall Inn that served as a catalyst for the modern movement for LGBT equality
Click here to 5 ways to celebrate Pride in June.