June is LGBT Pride Month

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LGBT Pride Month

I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists. – Proclamation by U.S President Barack Obama, May 28, 2010

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots in Manhatten, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, every June, many pride events are held around the world, to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

Brenda Howard is known as the “Mother of Pride”, after coordinating the firsJune is LGBT Pride Month Buttont LGBT Pride march. She is also credited along with fellow LGBT rights activists Robert A. Martin (aka Donny the Punk) and L. Craig Schoonmaker for making famous the word “Pride.”

Quote from LGBT rights activist Tom Limoncelli, “The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why [LGBT] Pride Month is June tell them ‘A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be.”

See if any events are taking place near you, visit the:
Gay Pride Events Calendar

Presidents who have declared Gay Pride Month include:

  • President Bill Clinton declared June “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month” on June 11, 1999 and in 2000.
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  • President Barack Obama declared June Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month:  2009, 2010,  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, and 2016,

But as far as President Trump is concerned, he is just ignoring the Proclamation all together.

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Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade 2015 (18560714550)

Capital Pride - DC Gay Pride Parade 2012

Colorful street scene - DC Gay Pride Parade 2012

47th Gay Pride Parade March down 5th Avenue in New York City IMG 9171 (35188399860)

Gay pride Istanbul at Taksim Square

Warsaw Poland 2009 gay pride parade

Milwaukee Pride Parade 2017 (35259008225)

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47th Gay Pride Parade March down 5th Avenue in New York City IMG 9264 (35188813740)

Milwaukee Pride Parade 2017 (35259108995)

Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade 2015 (18549971060)

Pride in London 2016 - Anti-Brexit and Love Wins signs together in the parade crowd

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LGBT Love is Beautiful Parade Rainbow POSTER

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