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LGBTQ+ Legal Trailblazers

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LBGTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in 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. Initially, the last Sunday in June was celebrated as “Gay Pride Day,” but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the day grew to encompass a month-long series of events. 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.