June is widely recognized as Pride Month, a time that extends beyond mere celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. It serves as a poignant occasion to reflect upon, honor, and express gratitude to those who fought tirelessly for the rights, dignity, and freedom of this community.
Specifically, LGBTQ+ Pride Month encompasses the entire month of June, commemorating the anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots that took place on June 28, 1969. During those pivotal events, the patrons of the Stonewall Inn bravely stood their ground in the face of a police raid. At the time, a discriminatory New York rule deemed the mere presence of gay or gender queer individuals as disorderly conduct, effectively preventing LGBTQ+ individuals from congregating due to the constant threat of arrest.