You Don’t Have to Be in the Parade to Celebrate LGBT Pride Month [359 words]

June is “LGBT Pride Month” for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Every June, we honor the bravery of Stonewall Inn patrons in 1969, who stood up for their rights against all odds. This act of rebellion, of not staying in the shadows, of refusing to be arrested and beaten one more time, is often cited as the beginning of the Gay Civil Rights Movement.

Learn about LGBT Pride Month

If you don’t know the history of the Stonewall Uprising, I suggest PBS’s American Experience documentary on this topic. It is a well-researched, carefully crafted, and beautifully told collection of first-hand accounts. You can stream this video for FREE on

Being an Ally Starts with Understanding

Honor the struggles and triumphs of the LGBT community. Start by educating yourself. Then, ask how you can be an ally.

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  1. […] Let’s change that. We should go to the MLK breakfast and the Chinese New Year celebration and the Pride Parade. Let’s invite men to go with us to the women’s conferences. Let’s stop focusing on our own […]