In June of 1969, the seeds of Pride were sown by LGBTQ+ activists and protesters—primarily transgender women of color—as they confronted police brutality and discrimination with the Stonewall riots. One year later, the first Pride march was held in New York City to honor the uprising.
On June 15, 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that you cannot be fired because of your sexual orientation or gender identity, declaring that no one should lose their job or be discriminated against at work because of who they are or who they love.
June 28, 2020 will mark 50 years of Pride. Although we can’t gather in person this year, we will celebrate the progress made since 1969, and the courage, strength, and persistence of the LGBTQ+ community: our loved ones, our HGA colleagues, our neighbors, and our leaders.
We will work to emulate that persistence by continuing to build a safe, welcoming, and equitable place for all.
To help celebrate Pride this month, we recommend the Human Rights Campaign, #PrideInside resources. They include informative articles, podcasts, playlists, family fun, and even recipes. Learn more at HRC’s website.