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LGBT Pride Month is observed every year in June and has sparked year-round celebrations, events and nationwide efforts to increase awareness of issues important to the LGBT community. LGBTQ History Month is observed in October, which is dedicated to celebrating and teaching LGBTQ history.
Why is Pride Month celebrated in June? - To honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall riots, which ensued in response to police brutality aimed at the Gay community gathering at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969. This was a significant tipping point in history that ultimately led to the birth of the modern LGBT rights movement. And while progress has been made with LGBT+ social movements the fight for equal rights continues to this day.
We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. ~ George Takei
When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free. ~ Barack Obama
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