Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month. Pride 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. Historically, the last Sunday in June was celebrated as Gay Pride Day in the United States. The awareness day soon turned into a month-long series of events.
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.
In 1978, artist Gilbert Baker, an openly gay man and a drag queen, designed an all-encompassing symbol, the first rainbow flag, to take on San Francisco’s Pride March.
President Biden officially proclaimed June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month.
5% of the US population identifies as LGBTQ+. There are reportedly 543,000 same-sex married couple households and 469,000 same-sex unmarried partner households in the U.S.
LGBTQ+ teens are six times more likely to experience symptoms of depression than non-LGBTQ+ identifying teens.