A Brief History of Pride Month
In honor of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, each June, Americans come together to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory law and practices against the LGBTQ community.1
Not only does Pride Month honor the Stonewall Uprising, it also commemorates those who have had an impact on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Today, LGBTQ Americans partake in pride parades, picnics, parties, concerts and more in order to celebrate Pride Month.
This year events will be held virtually to practice social distancing.
If you, yourself are LGBTQIA+ and are looking for resources and support, here’s where you can start:
It Gets Better is a social media campaign that offers hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people.
Created in 1995, the Trevor Project offers crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people under 25.
Pride For Youth offers education and support services for Nassau and Suffolk county LGBTQ youth.
Long Island LGBT Community Center is located in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens. They offer resources, regularly scheduled programs, and a public space for all ages to relax, study, hang out, and meet new people.
Q Chat Space is a bully-free online community of LGBTQ teens that can chat with other LGBTQ teens and trained professionals. Q Chat Space also works hard to verify its members and keep the online community a safe space.
Gender Spectrum Lounge is a global online community that offers support to gender-expansive teens, their families and support professionals to connect, collaborate and find resources.
If you’re looking to read about Pride and non-fiction LGBTQ+ related topics, check out this bibliography that offers a variety of in-house books, audiobooks and e-books that can be downloaded from Hoopla.