June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Pride parade, Portland, Oregon (2015) - 189

Happy 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 LGBTQIA+ Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots in Manhattan, 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 LGBTQIA+ people have had in the world.

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

Quote from LGBTQIA+ rights activist Tom Limoncelli, “The next time someone asks you why LGBTQIA+ Pride marches exist or why 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.
  • 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.

In 2021 President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate Pride month. President Biden on Tuesday issued a presidential proclamation recognizing June as Pride Month, vowing to fight for full equality for the L.G.B.T.Q. community to be codified into law.  VP Harris has been wearing a rainbow sequined coat publicly to show her support.

Other articles in regards to LGBTQIA+ Pride Month

Pictures from Past Events

Pride Month 5K 160624-F-EO463-483

Land Sailors participate in LGBT pride month 5k run 170629-N-YJ133-057

2016 Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month Event 160608-D-FW736-002

2016 Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month Event 160608-D-FW736-001

Pride Parade New York June 28, 2015 8

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)

Gay Pride Parade 313 - Flickr - U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv

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

LGBT Love is Beautiful Parade Rainbow POSTER

LGBT Love is Beautiful Parade Rainbow POSTER

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