WOEMA Celebrates LGBTQ+ Month
June is Pride Month.
Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 in Manhattan, New York. This event was seen as the "tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States," According to the Library of Congress. Pride Month recognizes the diverse members of the LGBTQIA+ Community. Historically Gay Pride Day was celebrated on the last Sunday in June. Today the celebration is a month-long series of events highlighting all members of the LGBTQIA+ community and is celebrated all over the world.
Pride month serves as a time for LGBTQIA+ members' self-affirmation, acknowledging dignity and equality and increasing visibility of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Allies or people of other gender identities and sexual orientation.
Over the past year, there have been numerous instances of legislative policies in local and state governments directed at the rights of members of the LGBTQIA+ community. WOEMA believes that reproductive and sexual rights are human rights and we are committed to lifting up the LGBTQIA+ community. We encourage our members to learn more and educate yourself on LGBTQIA+ issues as it inevitably impacts the work that we do.
When you have a moment, please take time to review some of the resources below as a way to help increase your awareness of gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation as it pertains to the LGBTQIA+ community.
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