June is Pride Month friends – 30 days dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the advancement of LGBTQ rights in America and across the globe. (The month was chosen to honor the anniversary of the historic Stonewall Riots, which helped to bring LGBTQ issues to the world stage.)
Every Pride Month is cause for big celebration, but this year has been especially exciting! Thanks to a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (AKA SCOTUS), same sex marriages are now Constitutionally legal in all 50 States!
There were so many exciting, educational, and just plain fun events across the country celebrating Pride Month. Most years, Repair the World pulls together a list of events around the country – both within the Jewish community and beyond. This year, the Jewish LGBTQ organization, Keshet, compiled a totally amazing list, which we are excited to share! Their list of events features Pride focused Shabbat dinners, ice cream socials, marches, and everything in between.
Even though Pride Month is drawing to a close, there are a few events left to keep the party going! Check out this small sampling below. Then find the whole list of events from Arkansas to Washington DC here.
JUNE 12, 2015
Scarsdale Synagogue, in partnership with Mosaic of Westchester, is hosting a Shabbat evening for the LGBTQ Community – singles, families, friends, and allies are welcome!
JUNE 13, 2015
Join the RAC for the Capital Pride Parade
Join the Religious Action Center to celebrate Capital Pride, the District’s biggest and most colorful festival to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is organizing a group to march.
JUNE 14, 2015
Come meet other members of the tribe on the roof of the 12th Street Gym to have a bagel brunch catered by Schmear It. We’ll have some breakfast and then go down to line up and march in the PRIDE Parade as one large J.PROUD group.