By Neha Yadav
Published Jun 19, 2024

Hindustan Times

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June 2024: Everything you need to know about Pride Month

June is celebrated as LGBT+ Pride Month, a public celebration that marks the first anniversary of the violent police raid at New York's Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in late June 1970.

A series of protests and catalyzed movements for LGBTQ rights sparked on June 28, 1969 when people largely kept their identity or orientation quiet.

The first pride week kicked off with marches in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. 

In 1999, President Bill Clinton proclaimed June as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.

Pride's rainbow-laden parades and festivals celebrate the progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement.