Third Judicial Circuit Court
The Third Circuit Court Diversity and Inclusion Team’s Mission: "We appreciate our common connection and respect our diverse and unique human experiences. We move forward as an inclusive organization as we provide accessible and equal justice."

The Court’s Diversity & Inclusion Team strives to ensure the values of its diverse bench, staff, and court users are acknowledged and reflected in our delivery of service as well as our work environment.

In that spirit, the team creates and shares a monthly list of various holidays and observations along with some celebration suggestions. We invite our work community and the community at large to contribute.

JUNE 2022
LGBTQIA+Q Pride  - June 1 - 30
National Say Something Nice Day - June 1
World Bicycle Day  - June 3
Shavuot – or the Feast of Weeks - June 4 - 6
Pentecost - June 5
Flag Day  - June 14
Juneteenth Day  - June 19
Father’s Day   - June 19
Stonewall Riots Anniversary -  June 28
LGBTQIA+Q Pride – Month of June

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBTQIA+ rights movements throughout the world. Pride has lent its name to LGBTQIA+-themed organizations, institutes, foundations, book titles, periodicals and even a cable TV station and the Pride Library. Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBTQIA+ Pride Month or some other period that commemorates a turning point in a country’s LGBTQIA+ history, for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia’s 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality. Some pride events include LGBTQIA+ pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and large festivals, such as Sydney Mardi Gras, which spans several weeks.

Shavuot – or the Feast of Weeks - June 4 – 6, 2022

Shavuot – or the Feast of Weeks – is a Jewish holiday, celebrated between June 4 – 6 on the Gregorian calendar. The holiday has both an agricultural and biblical significance. Agriculturally, it marks the wheat harvest in Israel. Biblically, it commemorates the day God gave the nation of Israel the Torah on Mount Sinai.

Pentecost – June 5, 2022

Pentecost commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2), and it marks the beginning of the Christian church’s mission to the world. 

Stonewall Riots – June 28, 2022

The Stonewall riots (also known as the Stonewall uprising, Stonewall rebellion, or simply Stonewall) were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village lesbian and gay bars, and neighborhood street people fought back when the police became violent. The riots are widely considered the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States.

The Diversity & Inclusion Plan can be found on the Court’s website or clicking below.