June: LGBTQ Pride Month!

June: LGBTQ Pride Month!

Each year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ Community celebrates pridefully with events and parades around the world. At these gatherings, which include Fresno Pride and Los Angeles Parade & Festival, community members and allies celebrate gains in LGBTQ Rights. This is also a time to enjpy live performances, like music and comedy. 

For instance, in West Hollywood earlier this month, comedian Kathy Griffin received an achievement award to honor her LGBTQ advocacy, including raising over $10 million dollars toward HIV/AIDS organizations. She took the opportunity during her speech to advocate for a gay president in her lifetime, at which point she hilariously suggested this would lead to the "Lincoln Room", being that she has "paid her dues".

Wherever you are locarted, you can honor Pride Month by spreading positivity and love, in the name of the Queer Community. Whether or not you are a member of the LGBTQ Community, anyone can add to the festivities by spreading love and positivity, wherever!

June is an important month for the LGBTQ Community because it commemorates the Stonewall Riots, where our community first began to demand rights, respect. Not only is this a time to appreciate what we now have, but also to look to the future.

From gender-neutral restrooms to banning coversion therapy, there are many ways we can continue fighting for our Rights. So, feel free to join in -- it'll be a riot!

 

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