MG/ISMG is celebrating Pride this month and every month! Pride Month is an annual celebration dedicated to uplifting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer+ (LGBTQIA+) voices, celebrating LGBTQIA+ culture, and supporting LGBTQIA+ rights.
In June of 1969, a group of LGBTQIA+ people in New York City rioted following a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village. This was a turning point for the LGBTQIA+ community and marks one of the most significant events leading to the modern gay rights movement. The following year in June, organized demonstrations took place in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to mark the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. As the years went on, additional cities in North America and Europe began to hold their own public demonstrations, eventually leading to what we know today as Pride Month. June ’22 marks 53 years since the Stonewall Riots.
We also want to lift up an important issue that will need allies and voices: protecting same-sex marriage. There are growing concerns that when Roe v. Wade is overturned, that same-sex marriage, which was legalized in 2015, will be next. We need to encourage our lawmakers to take all necessary steps to protect the right for any LGBTQIA+ person to marry. #loveislove 🌈