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Library Leisure: Pride Month

Pride

"Everyone is Awesome" by LEGO

"LGBTQ Pride Month is commemorated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans. Today, LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, attracting millions of participants around the world."

source: Anti-Defamation League. 2021.  "LGBTQ Pride Month and Education Resources." https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/lgbtq-pride-month-and-education-resources

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