President Joe Biden issues a proclamation to start Pride Month
Pride Month is celebrated every June
HISTORY--June 28 1969 Stonewall Bar Pride Month is set aside to celebrate LGBTQ+ people, their daily contributions to our world, and to pay respects to the struggles that have yet to be overcome. Pride is all about honor and celebration. Pride events are geared toward anyone who feels like their sexual identity falls outside the mainstream -- although many straight people join in, too.
LGBT is an acronym meaning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. The term sometimes is extended to LGBTQ, or even LGBTQIA, to include queer, intersex and asexual groups.
Queer is an umbrella term for non-straight people; intersex refers to those whose sex is not clearly defined because of genetic, hormonal or biological differences;
and asexual describes those who don't experience sexual attraction. These terms may also include gender fluid people, or those whose gender identity shifts over time or depending on the situation.
Brenda Howard, a bisexual New York activist nicknamed the "Mother of Pride," organized the first Pride parade to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. She believed Gay Pride was needed:
1. Because Unity Is Strength
2. Because It's Important To Show You Are Proud To Be You
3. Because It's Important To Make Yourself Heard
4. Because We Are Done Hiding
5. Because Support Is Everything
6. Celebration And Unity
7.Pride Brings Comfort and Safety
8.Pride Raises Awareness
9. LGBTQ Awareness, Bullying and Taking a Stand
10. Pride shows LGBTQ youth that there is a community for them