Bod Brief: Pride month


Graphic by Madison Dean

Live with pride: President Joe Biden recognizes the month of June as pride month.

The month of June acts as a month of celebration for members of the LGBTQ+ community alongside its allies and supporters. Pride month is filled with love and acceptance within the community and is a time of self-pride.

June was chosen as pride month after the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City on June 28 of 1969. This riot was led by LGBTQ+ members against a police raid of a notable gay bar called the Stonewall Inn.

Since then, advocates and supporters have marched each year on June 28 to commemorate the brave individuals who paved a way for future LGBTQ+ members.

Just yesterday, Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to acknowledge and recognize the month of June as pride month. President Biden also promised to fight for full equality of the LGBTQ+ community.

Celebrations have already kicked off across the country in honor of Biden’s official proclamation, starting pride month on a high note.

To learn more about the history of the LGBTQ+ community and the month of pride, click here.