The month of June marks the start of summer and the annual LGBTQ+ Pride Month. This now-global event began as a commemoration of the Stonewall Inn riots in New York City back in 1969. Within a year, Pride Parades began to spread to cities across the U.S. and internationally, and ultimately, President Clinton declared the month of June as Pride Month.
This year’s pandemic-recovery environment has put many of these celebrations on hold, but the feeling of pride continues to resonate.
In the U.S., the LGBTQ+ population represents roughly 4% of the population. Learn more about this community through the following resources: