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June is Pride Month

Pride Month is a month-long celebration recognizing the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community’s contributions to society. It is a time to acknowledge the challenges faced by this community and to stand in solidarity with their fight for equality, acceptance, and human rights.

According to the Library of Congress, Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

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