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LGBTQ+ Pride Resources

Pride Month takes place annually during the month of June in the United States to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising and to recognize the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. This guide provides resources related to this important month.

About This Guide

This guide provides a starting point to learn about LGBTQ+ Pride Month, which is celebrated annually during the month of June. The University of Dayton celebrates Pride Week during the month of April. The UD community is welcome to suggest resources, guides, or any other information by emailing librarydiversity@udayton.edu.

What is LGBTQ+ Pride Month?

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as 'Gay Pride Day,' but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the 'day' soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. 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."

From Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month (Library of Congress)

The history behind Pride Month and why it resonates today

The History of Stonewall

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