Celebrating Pride Month

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Every year in the month of June, people across America celebrate Pride Month to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The Stonewall Uprising is considered one of the most monumental events in the gay rights movement. On June 28th 1969, a group of gay customers at a bar called the Stonewall Inn started rioting in response to police harassment. Soon after, other gay men and women started to join the riots and started throwing objects at the police and yelling “gay power”. The riots were a catalyst for discussions on civil rights among the LGBTQ + community, which led to various forms of advocacy groups. On the one year anniversary of the Uprising, people came together for the first Pride March. At first, the last Sunday of June was known as Gay Pride Day, but people began celebrating on different days so it eventually became the entire month of June. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, and more. The purpose of Pride Month is to appreciate the impact that people of the LGBTQ+ community have on the world. At Eosera we work hard to create an inclusive and accepting work environment for all. 


Works Cited: 

"Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month" Loc.gov

"Stonewall Riots: The Beginning of the LGBT Movement" Civilrights.org

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