LGBT Pride Month occurs in the US to commemorate the Stonewall riots.
Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated every June in salute to those included in the Stonewall Riots, and many people gather to celebrate this month with parades, festivals and concerts going on across the globe, there’s always some way for you to get involved, as well as learn some important social history along the way.

During a tropical summer evening in New York on June 28, 1969, police attacked the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which emerged in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. This occurred because individuals call for the establishment of places where LGBT+ people could go and socialize about their sexual orientation without fear or fright of hate from others.

Bill Clinton was the first US President to officially recognize Pride Month in 1999 and 2000. Then, from 2009 to 2016, Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month. In May 2019, Donald Trump recognized Pride Month with a tweet announcing his Administration had launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality.

As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

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Wasila Ibrahim
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Created on 2020-06-23 at 17:09 and last updated on 2020-06-23 at 18:09.