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Pride Month: How are you celebrating the LGBTQ community this year?



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Celebrate Pride Month at your home or at an event.

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June will celebrate the 51st celebration of Pride Month – a time when millions of people come together to support the LGBTQ community. This year, many celebrations around the world will resume as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and more people are being vaccinated.

So why does Pride Month take place in June? It goes back to June 28, 1969 when police raided a gay club called Stonewall Inn in New York. Although police claimed the bar was operating under an incorrect liquor license, the raid was about nothing more than the violent harassment and arrest of LGBTQ people in one of the few places where they felt safe. Similar raids on gay-friendly businesses had been going on for decades, but Stonewall was one of the first times customers have fought back. A diverse crowd of lesbians, gay men and transgender women, many of whom were colored people, collided with the police, threw bottles and refused to be intimidated. The six-day period of protests and demonstrations is now known as the Stonewall Riots. A rally in New York held the following year to commemorate the first anniversary of the riots was the start of the now regular tradition of Pride Month.

Below we’ve suggested ways you can get in, what to read and watch, and other ways to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

Attend a Pride parade or festival

This year, some Pride Month festivities will resume in person, depending on where you live. However, many have been delayed until later this year or next year due to the coronavirus. If you can’t find a parade near you (for example, you can search Pride parade Chicago), see if there are other events you can attend.

For example, San Francisco doesn’t have a parade, but it does have a Pride movie night face masks and social distance. Los Angeles has two outdoor Pride events. Check out this calendar for more Pride events taking place around the world in June.

Atlanta Pride Run will also take place in person this year. The run aims to generate LGBTQ awareness in the community. You can also participate in this event virtually – see below.

You can also find Pride events for different parts of the LGBTQ community, including women, transgender people, and people of color.

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Netflix has many shows and movies for Pride Month.

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Support Pride organizations by donating

Can’t make it to events, but want to support the LGBTQ community? You can do this by donating to Pride organizations. The International LGBTQ Travel Association organization provides marketing support to LGBTQ businesses.

What to watch for Pride Month – and where

Netflix has a genre page for Pride Month, including movies, TV shows, documentaries, GLAAD award nominees, and more. New seasons of Feel Good and Elite will also be available in June, Netflix told CNET.

Hulu also has a dedicated page for Pride Month. A popular option is the documentary Pride.

CNET editors also have recommendations for LGBTQ movies and shows to watch in June – or any other time. Some of these are The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Moonlight.

What to read during Pride Month

Here’s what CNET editors recommend adding to your reading list this summer.

Reach out to your company’s diversity and inclusion groups

If you’d like to participate in Pride Month at work, contact your company’s diversity and inclusion groups to see how you can help. You could help coordinate a virtual event where you play trivia games and your Zoom background with a Pride flag. If your company hasn’t planned any Pride events, consider hosting one yourself.

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Organize a Pride event on Zoom for your company.

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How to show your support from home

There are many ways to show your support from home. We have listed a few to get you started.

  • Hang a Pride flag outside your home.
  • Put a Pride sticker on your car.
  • Host your own Pride themed movie night.
  • Wear some Pride clothes.
  • Participate in virtual events.
  • Be an ally to your LGBTQ colleagues, friends and family members.
  • Support LGBTQ organizations in schools.
  • Support businesses that support the LGBTQ community.

Celebrate virtually

If there isn’t a Pride event happening near you, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to celebrate virtually and even watch Pride parades and events around the world. You can also participate in events virtually – for example, the Atlanta Pride Run has a virtual option that you can sign up for and run wherever you want (plus, it comes with a shirt).

Look up events you want to watch or are a part of, even if it’s in another country as there will likely be a link to watch. Here’s a calendar of Pride events happening around the world.


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