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LGBTQ Pride Month

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

objective of the commemoration month is to honour the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & the overall LGBTQ community people to the history on a local, national, and international level. Every year in June, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is commemorated to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was indeed a much turning moment in the history of United States' Gay Liberation Movement. The first organisers choose the month of June to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City in the year 1969. There sparked the contemporary gay rights movement. The majority of Pride celebrations take place in June each year, while some places organise them at various other times of the year. Let’s get back to the roots! In the United States, the final Sunday in June was originally recognised as "Gay Pride Day," however the exact date was not determined. The "day" quickly grew to encompass a month-long series of events held in major cities around the country. LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of people from all over the world to parades, picnics, parties, conferences, symposia, and concerts. Throughout the month of June, there have traditionally been parades, protests, drag performances, live theatre, and memorials and celebrations of life for members of the community who have died as a result of HIV/AIDS. It's a mix of political activism and a celebration of the LGBTQ community's accomplishments throughout the years. In 1978, San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, one of the nation's foremost openly gay politicians, commissioned artist Date 2022-06-07 Words 582 Characters 3863 Page 1 of 2 and designer Gilbert Baker to create a flag for the city's planned Pride festivities. Baker, a well-known homosexual rights activist, was inspired by the rainbow rather than the American flag's stripes. This was done to illustrate the wide range of LGBT people. A subgroup of flags reflects other sexualities on the continuum, such as bisexuality, pansexuality, and asexuality. Support of the authorities! Many national advocacy and other groups are paying more attention to LGBTQ youth in their work, and federal and local policies and practises are increasingly acknowledging and focusing on them. According to reports, the White House is hosting an LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change Video Challenge to highlight the tales of unsung heroes and local leaders who are driving our country toward greater equality. Early in June, people get the opportunity to weigh in on the finalists who will be honoured as Champions of Change at a White House ceremony! Communities, schools, and other settings will become safer and better places for all youth by encouraging greater acceptance and support for all youth, including those who are or are believed to be LGBTQ. How to show your support! Pride celebrations are open to anyone. Especially, who feel their sexual identity is outside the mainstream. But so many straight individuals attend as well to show their support. You can participate in various events conducted overall the states. You can also show support by visiting their artworks, cultural programmes and buying things. Books and other publishing materials are also a great way! Houston has a Problem is one among the books you can purchase. It depicts the story of a survivor of abuse, aka, the author himself. The author is of the members of the Gay community, Saint Andrews, is a well-known author and musician, who has written this autobiography!

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