Happy Pride Month! Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community comes together t celebrate pride in many ways such as parades, street parties, community events, public speaking events, educational sessions, poetry readings, and more.
Why June? Because June is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969. Police raided the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village, but the LGBTQ+ community fought back. June 28th, 1969 will forever be known as the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States.
Brenda Howard, bisexual activist, better known as the “Mother of Pride” coordinated the very first LGBTQ+ Pride march one year after the Stonewall Riots. She also organized workshops, talks, and other events. Brenda left us in 2005, but her legacy and bravery live on.
Pride month is a great opportunity to peacefully protest and exercise rights. At the Women’s Resource Center, we support all genders, beliefs, races, sexual orientations, cultures, ethnicity, religions, practices, and more.
WRC’s arms and doors are always open no matter the current life situation you may be going through. From career help and mental health counseling, to yoga and book clubs, we have a program for you!
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Click here to view events the 941 area has for the rest of Pride Month!