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It’s Pride Month! How Are YOU Celebrating?

June is here, which means Pride Month – 30 days dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the advancement of LGBTQ rights in America and across the globe – is here too!

There are so many exciting, educational, and just plain fun events across the country celebrating Pride Month. In honor of the month, we thought we’d highlight a couple of events that merge the LGBTQ and Jewish communities. Check out this small sampling below, and find even more events over at Keshet.

NYC
Hebro is a social-startup for gay Jews living in the city. Their events are always cutting edge and fun – the upcoming Hebro Pride happy hour on June 22 will be no exception. Meanwhile, on June 11, the folks over at CBST are hosting a kid and family-friendly singalong in honor of Pride Month.

Washington DC
On June 10, as part of the national Pride Shabbat movement, the historic Sixth & I Synagogue and Bet Mishpacha are joining forces for an inclusive Shabbat evening service.

Boston
Is text study your thing? On June 8, join Keshet for a special Pride text study that will examine Jewish texts that relate to the LGBTQ community.

San Francisco
On June 16, Keshet is hosting a Jewish Pride happy hour and schmooze fest as Pride Week festivities kick off across the city.

Chicago
What could be better than Shabbat on the beach? On June 24, Congregation Or Chadash will host a special Pride Shabbat BBQ and beach service.

Intrigued by that rainbow challah? You can make it at home! Here’s the recipe and a helpful video from The Nosher.

Pride Month 2013

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.