The LGBTQIA2+ community celebrates Pride Month every June.
Pride month honors the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which was the tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. It also recognizes the impact of LGBTQIA2+ individuals on history and society.
Celebrations include parades, parties, workshops, and memorials for members who have been lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS.
To learn more about the history of Pride Month, watch this video produced by the U.S. Department of State:
There are many different identities in the LGBTQ community. Learning more about these identities is crucial to understanding the intersectionality and diversity of the LGBTQ community.
For a description of some of these identities, take a look at this infographic from the University of British Columbia: