June is designated as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month to remember the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan and celebrate this milestone for the LGBTQ+ population in America. Although memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS, the spirit of Pride is celebratory. And while the last Sunday of the month was originally designated as the day of celebration, communities around the country eventually chose various days within June to celebrate which led to the variety of events, both celebratory and awareness-focused, that are now held throughout the month. Learn more at on the Library of Congress’s website.
Events: Attend Pacific Pride Festival for FREE which is hosted by Pacific Pride Foundation will be this August 27 at Chase Palm Park.