Celebrate 'LGBT Pride Month' This June!!!This June 2019 marks The 50th anniversary of The Stonewall Riots, which sparked the beginning of the gay rights movement in America.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the “day” soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first “March on Washington” in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.
The rainbow flag was first used as a symbol of gay pride in 1978. The different colors are often associated with "diversity" in the gay community.
President Clinton declared June, 'Gay and Lesbian Pride Month’ in 2000, which became LGBT Pride month under President Obama in 2009.
The Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in 2015.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBT Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationallyWhile both groups seem very mild by today's standards, they were very radical for their time. You have to understand that in the 1950s all U.S. states had laws criminalizing same-sex sexual behavior. You could be arrested and even imprisoned for even proposition someone for sex in public. Lesbians and gay men were routinely fired from their jobs if their boss or coworkers discovered their sexual orientation
Ways To Celebrate 'LGBT Pride Month’:
-- Join a pride parade.
Pride parades are perhaps one of the most recognisable events of pride month because it brings together everyone in the community. Get to know events happening near you via local groups on social media and participate with family, your partner or friends.
-- Join a rally.
While pride parades are fun yearly events that celebrate the diversity of sexuality and gender through colourful displays, rallies are slightly more serious and political. Nonetheless, they can still be an enjoyable event. Find out from local advocating groups and learn more about the call for change (e.g. marriage equality).
-- Support organizations that advocate for LGBT rights.
This can include donating to local charities, purchasing from fundraisers or simply choosing to shop at businesses that have publicised their support during pride month.
-- Assess the LGBT friendliness of your own workplace/school.
This includes identifying workplace inequalities in both the infrastructure and policies. Are students/employees protected from discrimination? Are bathrooms trans-friendly? Once you are critical of the environment, you can then push for improvements.
-- Celebrate and respect older members of the community.
They were raised in an era where the public's attitudes on the LGBT community differed from the current day and age. Reading their books, watching documentaries or even speaking to them at pride events can earn you wisdom, motivation and knowledge on queer history.
-- Join in local events like parades and other celebrations in the Orange County Area!
June 22 — Orange County LGBT Pride Festival and Parade (Downtown Santa Ana)
Orange County Pride Guide! Check out this list of all of the events going on in Orange County this month: https://www....page_internal
Be sure to keep our painting and wine classes in mind if you’re looking for more things to do around the Orange County area this month, and all throughout the year! Bring in your friends, family, and significant others to paint along with you as you enjoy some time in a creative and fun space. One of our instructors will walk you through the painting step-by-step so no prior painting experience is needed! We’ll supply all of the materials you’ll need to create your masterpiece! Come in and paint, drink wine (or beer), listen to some fun music, and make some artwork to take with you at the end of class and display in your home, always remembering the fun you had making it!
In addition to our public classes on the calendar, we also offer private events if you’re ever interested in booking our studio for a painting party!
Celebrate a birthday, retirement, wedding, baby shower, or anything else that you want to celebrate! Book a painting class for your employees and make a creative team-building event out of it! We are always offering private parties so check out the info for them, below, or stop in to the studio and ask someone about them!
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