LGBTQ Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June commemorating the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.
In recent year, celebrations include pride parades, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world.
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.*