PRIDE Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. As many know the Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
All month long we will be spotlighting individuals, groups, events,movies, contests and of course our usual dose of gay history to celebrate being out, proud, and FABULASH!