June is LGBTQ Pride Month – 30 days dedicated to honoring the impact people who are lesbian, gay, bi, and transgendered have had on the world. (June was chosen in commemoration of the famous Stonewall Riots.) The month is also host to Pride Day, when cities around the globe celebrate with fun festivals and marches meant to spread awareness about LGBTQ issues.
Here at Repair the World we are celebrating Pride all June long, offering stories focused on LGBTQ causes, featuring organizations doing great work to promote rights for all, and publishing interviews with leaders and change makers in the community.
The tide towards rights for the LGBTQ community is turning, and great achievements have been made since the first Pride March was held in New York City in 1969. But in America and around the globe, there is much work to be done to ensure safety, rights, and an end of discrimination for everyone, regardless of who they love or how they identify.
Check back on Repair the World’s blog often during the month of June for opportunities to get involved and make a difference! Here are the great ways we’re already celebrating Pride Month:
Pride Month Events (find one in your area this month!)
Breaking Norms by Breaking Glass (Jewish, LGBTQ, Celeb Weddings!)
Pride and Prayer (LGBTQ-Friendly Synagogues)
LGBTQ Movements Around the World – what’s going on globally
Top 10 LGBTQ Movies
Pride Interview: Shanna Katz and Keshet
Pride Interview: Justin Spiro and JQY
Pride Interview: Ross Murray and GLAAD
Pride Interview: Shane Windmeyer and Campus Pride
How are you celebrating Pride Month? Tweet us at @repairtheworld #pridemonth.