THE first day of June marks the beginning of Pride Month.
Pride Month is celebrated every year worldwide in the month of June. The reason the month is celebrate in June is to commemorate the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969. The very first Pride march occurred in June 1970.
Celebrations during Pride Month include parades, workshops, parties and concerts. New York City’s annual Pride March attracts millions of people every year. This year, the parade will take place on Sunday, June 27. However, due to the pandemic, the event will be in-person and virtual.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Pride events were canceled. However, this year a number of cities are holding in-person and virtual events.
President Joe Biden recognized Pride Month on Tuesday, June 1 and called on Congress to pass the Equality Act.
“While I am proud of the progress my Administration has made in advancing protections for the LGBTQ+ community, I will not rest until full equality for LGBTQ+ Americans is finally achieved and codified into law,” Biden said in a statement.
“That is why I continue to call on the Congress to pass the Equality Act, which will ensure civil rights protections for LGBTQ+ people and families across our country,” the statement continued.
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Source: The Sun
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