LGBTQ Pride Month - June 1 - 29, 2021

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month (LGBTQ Pride Month) commemorates the events of June 1969 and works to achieve justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ Americans. It is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the Stonewall uprising which occurred in Greenwich Village when patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ Americans.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposium 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 LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month.