This month, we join to celebrate PRIDE. We recognize that the inclusion of LGBTQ individuals is critical to building a healthy community.
History of PRIDE Month – Remembering the Stonewall Riots
- Stonewall Riots took place in New York on June 27th & 28th of 1969. A bar had been raided and attendees (most identified as LGBTQ) were being violently arrested in public. Previous to this event, police raids were common in LGBTQ spaces. On this particular day, bar attendees were fed up and started protesting and rebelling against the police. The following year, June 1970, the very first PRIDE parade was held in Manhattan in honor of the Stonewall Riots. The Stonewall Riots were believed to be the beginning of the LGBTQ movement to equality.
- In June 2014, Former President Barack Obama recognized Stonewall Inn as a National Historic Landmark—the first in LGBTQ history.
DV/SA in the LGBTQ Community
We recognize that DV/SA can happen to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
How to get involved
Participate in your local PRIDE parade/festival. Find your closest PRIDE parade here.
Celebrate with us!
In honor of PRIDE month, we will be posting weekly visibility posts throughout the month of June. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram @CPAForg to see our posts.