- Jun 01 2023
- All Day
LGBTQI+ Pride Month (USA) begins
Pride Month originated in the US as a grassroots movement commemorating those involved in the 1969 Stonewall Uprising against police infringement on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBS) people. Pride Month was first officially recognised in 1999 by then US president Bill Clinton and was first officially declared in 2009 by then US president Barack Obama. The month-long series of events attracts millions of participants, and includes parties, parades, festivals, rallies, picnics, workshops, symposia, poetry readings, memorial services, and concerts. Pride Month in June is now shared by an increasing number of places around the world, including Hungary, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Greenland and the city of Berlin. Some countries have other designated Pride Months (for instance, in New Zealand Pride Month is February).