LGBTQ Pride

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month

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Henrico County Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month

Past Event

Queer RVA Past & Future Gallery ICYMI


History

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill. The first Pride March in New York City was held on June 28, 1970, on the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was 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.

Resources

Henrico Police Intercultural Liaison Partnership (ILP)

Bolt.StraightforEquality.org Guide to Being an Ally

Equality Virginia

GLSEN Championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 education

GLSEN There’s More to Allyship Than Pride and Rainbows

Virginia Pride Vision and Mission

Engagement | Events

Lewis Ginter Pride Month at the Garden

Virginia Pride Events

Virginia Pride Fest



Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.

In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first “March on Washington” in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.


When you’re confronted with danger or find yourself in harm’s way, it is natural to feel fear. This self-defense workshop will be very informative, fun, with partner interaction and above all else — safe. Learn to be aware, take control, and fight back! This class has limited space, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible.

🗓 Classes are on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. through September.

👉 Thurs., Sept. 22 and 29 will be at Competitive Edge Karate.

▶️ Take a look at all Henrico County Recreation & Parks free programs and make sure to register for any you’re interested in:


Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Traditions

By all estimates, there were three to five thousand marchers at the inaugural Pride in New York City, and today marchers in New York City number in the millions. Since 1970, LGBTQ+ people have continued to gather together in June to march with Pride and demonstrate for equal rights.

Library of Congress. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month. loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/

Celebrate Pride Month with Henrico County Public Library

Henrico County Public Library Celebrates Pride Month – Library News

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month! What originally began as a day to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising (Gay Pride Day) has since evolved into an official month-long celebration that recognizes the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (questioning), intersex and asexual identifying people have had on history (Library of Congress). We are marking the occasion with a list of titles that celebrate authors and characters belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community. Read on for recommended books for children, tweens, teens and adults!

 YOUNG CHILDREN

ELEMENTARY

TWEEN

TEEN

ADULTS

 
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