LGBT History Month is a month long celebration of love, diversity, acceptance and unashamed self-pride. Every June we celebrate our community’s history and culture to further educate people on how far we have come as a nation in regards to LGBT issues.
1. What is LGBT History Month?
LGBT History Month is a national event that’s always in February. It celebrates the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the United States and around the world. The month-long celebration includes activities to promote equality through historical research, community programs and better understanding of LGBT history.
2. When is it?
June is celebrated as LGBT History Month in the United States. The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the riots held by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969.
The U.S. has been celebrating June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride month since 2000. In 2009, President Barack Obama made the first official U.S. presidential declaration for LGBT Pride Month and encouraged Americans to mark the occasion throughout the month by highlighting the progress made toward equality and universal respect for human rights.
3. Celebrating LGBT History Month
Historically, the LGBT community has been fairly closed off from society as a whole. However, in recent times there has been an increased interest and acceptance for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people. The result is that Pride Month celebrations now occur on a large scale throughout the world.
The Rainbow Flag, also known as the Gay Pride flag or LGBT pride flag, is a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride and LGBT social movements in general. The flag consists of six stripes colored red, orange-yellow, yellow, green, blue and violet/purple. While these colors have symbolic meaning to many within the LGBT community, they were actually derived from the “Rainbow Rally” for Harvey Milk’s election in San Francisco.
The rainbow flag, designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978, is an international symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride. The colors of the flag each have a meaning: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature and blue for harmony. Baker died at the age of 65 on March 31, 2017.
This year, all 50 U.S. states will be celebrating LGBT History Month differently as officials urge the public to come out in support of the LGBT community. Due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, thousands of events were canceled, but this year many are back and focusing on celebrating a new generation of leaders
A monthlong celebration of the LGBT community and its allies, LGBT Pride Month will feature a range of events. Many of them will be in-person social mixers, but several others will be Internet-based.
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4. What LGBT History Month events will take place this year?
In 2022, we have 178 prides and LGBTQ events in USA (in total of 605 LGBTQ+ prides and gay events in 44 countries).
California: Sacramento Pride – 11 June 2022, San Francisco Pride – 25 June 2022, San Diego Pride – 9 July 2022, Santa Cruz – 5 July 2022
Florida: Key West Pride – 1 June 2022, Naples Pride – 4 June 2022, Stonewall Pride Wilton Manors – 17 June 2022
Georgia: Augusta Pride – 24 June 2022
Hawaii: Hawaii Island LGBTQ Pride – 25 June 2022
Illinois: Aurora Pride – 12 June 2022, Chicago Pride – 18 June 2022
Massachusetts: Boston Pride – 10 June 2022
New York City: Brooklyn Pride – 11 June 2022, CNY Pride – 25 June 2022, Fire Island Bear Weekend – 9 June 2022, Harlem Pride – 25 June 2022, Jones Pond Pride Weekend – 17 June 2022, Long Island Pride – 12 June 2022, New York Pride – 1 June 2022
Pennsylvania: Philly Pride & Pitsburgh Pride – 2 June 2022, Reading Pride PA – 17 July 2022, Bucks Montegomery Pride – 26 June 2022
Washington DC: Capital Pride Washington – 10 June 2022
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In order to understand history and how it affects our present, it is necessary to understand where we have come from and the contributions that each member of society has made. This month is meant to highlight some of the most powerful moments and individuals in the LGBT movement.