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Stuff for Teens Last Updated: Jul 11, 2024 1:29 PM

Pride Month

Pride Month is commemorated each June in honor of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City, during which the LGBTQ+ community protested against the harassment and persecution they were experiencing. These protests marked the beginning of a movement to fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States. Pride Month is celebrated through marches, parades, performances, and other activities to bring awareness to the important contributions of LGBTQ+ rights activists and their efforts to stop bullying, discrimination and violence toward their community. 

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This Pride Month, spend some time learning about the Stonewall riots that launched the LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States. The Library of Congress has compiled a Stonewall Uprising resource guide. Visit Stonewall Forever for an immersive tour of the Stonewall Monument. You can also view a virtual exhibit of the photographs posted on the fence surrounding the National Park Service's Stonewall National Monument. 

Learn more about how the federal government is celebrating Pride month, including ways to get involved and a curated list of information and resources. For a broader list of resources, the National Children's Advocacy Center provides a list of resources for and about LGBTQ+ youth

 

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