Anniversary of June 28, 1969, Stonewall Riots Reminder of Thousands Who Protested after a Discriminatory Police Raid
Though most people are likely to have heard of the Stonewall Riots, many are unaware of what truly happened during the 1969 protests. Instead, most believe or have heard that a lesbian or transgender woman allegedly threw a brick at an officer, inciting a days-long riot. Though bordering on the facts surrounding the event, there is much more to know about the LGBTQ movement and how the Stonewall Inn and the Stonewall Riots catapulted the gay rights movement into mainstream visibility. [v]
Foodie Events for this Week in Los Angeles that you can be Proud Of!
Don't let Pride Month end without checking out these events!. Tickets are still available for this savory collaboration between Asterid and wine retailer, Luckysomm. It marks the start of their Summer Social Series and gives an opportunity to try out Ray Garcia's new restaurant for less than $50. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. and features bites like Caviar Tamal paired with Three Wines from Sommelier Kristin Olszewski’s Nomadica Wines.
The Boom Boom Room & The Lavender Scare: Two Reasons to Attend A Pride Festival & Show Support to Your LGBTQ+ Community
Prohibition Ends, Paving the Way for The Boom Boom Room's Inception. The Boom Boom Room, formerly known as the South Seas bar, was the first Laguna Beach establishment to be granted a legal liquor license following the end of Prohibition. Prohibition spanned from 1920 to 1933 and was the period during which the US Constitution's 18th amendment prohibited the making, transporting or selling of alcohol. Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) ran his election campaign on the notion that he sought to repeal Prohibition if elected. Following the Great Depression, legalizing the liquor industry meant creating both jobs and revenue. As a result of this lucrative possibility, FDR easily defeated then-president Herbert Hoover and swiftly ended Prohibition. [i]
Opinion: Texas Republicans Say Gayness is Abnormal. I Think They’re Right.
This past weekend Texas’ GOP met for their biennial convention in Houston. The event where Republicans get together to discuss their platform for their year. Some of the leading topics of conversation for the evening were the same that we’ve heard pretty consistently as of late.
An Open Love Letter To The LGBTQ Community: Happy Pride Month
Free Hugs and LovePhoto by Mick De Paola on Unsplash. Thank you for being a wonderful friend and Happy Pride Month!. As a cisgender, African American, Black woman raised in a traditional, conservative Christian family — my family always taught me to love and not to judge. I was taught to treat ALL people with respect and dignity.
Forbes Magazine Reports Youth Suicides Have Dropped as More LGBTQ Hate Crime Laws Are Enacted
A recent study by the American Psychological Association, cited by Forbes magazine, points out a slight decrease in suicide attempts among youth. The research indicates a possible link between the passing of hate crime laws protecting members of the LGBTQ community. The conclusions result from survey responses received from more than 697,000 students. While some may be unsure how necessary the creation of safe spaces truly is, studies have been conducted to verify their necessity. The results confirm that "lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals experience both conscious and unconscious microaggressions from heterosexuals. The research also confirms that microaggressions negatively impact an individual's mental health. Microaggressions against members of the LGBT are further explored in the informative video below. [i]
Opinion: The U.S. is Swiftly Turning Dystopian
In case you’ve been living under an actual rock, you likely know about the Supreme Court draft opinion released last month that foreshadowed the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Today, that draft became an official ruling.
Marching for LGBTQ+ Ukrainians in Toronto
traditional Ukrainian vyshanka patternIvan Honchar on Wikimedia - Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. Andrew Kushnir once thought he couldn't be gay and Ukrainian. When he was growing up, it seemed as if there was no such thing as "queer Ukrainian" and, when he came out as gay, he "felt like a unicorn."
Pinal County takes forefront of state Republican crusade against family friendly drag events
Republican Sen. Vince Leach of Saddlebrooke is joining some of his peers at the forefront of a campaign to criminalize minors attending or participating in events featuring drag performers.
Pride Month 2022: Where to Celebrate This Weekend
This weekend is the final weekend of Pride Month! Around the country – and world – people will be celebrating a little extra this weekend!(Toni Reed/Unsplash) With Pride Month coming to a close, the final weekend of the month-long celebration will be full of events – and the weather is supposed to be incredible this weekend in the New York and New Jersey area! People everywhere join together to stand up for their pride and identities.
Monumental Sayreville Vote: Hanging Pride Flag = Hope for Local LGBTQ+ Community
For some families in the community, the hanging of the Pride flag signifies hope for a brighter, and safer future.Anthony Sposato. The following story is a solid reminder of what Pride Month stands for, the meaning of the Pride flag, and why it is SO important.
States with High and Low LGBTQ+ Equality Score in America
June is Pride Month, and while we should be talking about LGBTQ+ rights any time during the year, it's crucial to recognize the importance of pride events across the United States and worldwide.
Lawmaker Joins Tennessee Pastors in Challenging Alliance Defending Freedom
Knoxville event features speakers calling for an end to national group's influence in Tennessee public policy. State Representative Gloria Johnson of Knoxville joined a group of Tennessee pastors in calling out the national group Alliance Defending Freedom for their role in pushing anti-LGBTQ policies in the state. The lawmaker and pastors spoke out at a press conference today.
A Pastor Spoke Against Pride Month at a City Council Meeting, Days Before June, a Time To Recall the Stonewall Riots
Speaking at a City Council meeting, pastor Jonathan Shelley of Stedfast Baptist Church in Texas spoke out against the acknowledgment of Gay Pride Month during June. Although some supported his criticism, others spoke out against the preacher's speech via Twitter and other social media platforms. The minister's tirade against acknowledging 'pride' came just days before June 1, the beginning of Pride Month. [i]
Businesses of Pride at Pride Festival in Boulder
The organization, OutBoulder in Colorado knows how to put on a Pride festival. And this year was no different. In this video we feature many of the great businesses who support the LGBTQ+ community and OutBoulder's efforts to bring awareness to all. Music: Fat Caps by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0</a>/ Artist: <a href="http://audionautix.com">http://audionautix.com</a>/
Where is the Largest LGBTQ+ Parade in the Country?
June is the Pride Month, and it's been this way since 2000, thanks to former president Bill Clinton. Thousands and even millions of people worldwide celebrate love and the rights of sex minorities being recognized and respected.
Boulder Pride Visibility March Rally - Pride Month 2022
Out Boulder County festival in the City of Boulder had a great turnout. At 11:00 am on Sunday, June 12, 2022, the crowd gathered to kick off that day's march. All LGBTQ+ identities, allies and proud parents, came to march through downtown Boulder. They started the day with the Pride Visibility March Rally. A large crowd was in attendance to show their pride and be a part of Out Boulder County's Visibility March. Including Congressman Joe Neguse.
Lancaster Pride Festival - This Weekend at Clipper Magazine Stadium
From the humble start in 2007 with the concept of creating a welcoming event to celebrate the lives of the LGBTQ+ community, Lancaster Pride has well outgrown its first festival location, Buchanan Park.
Gov DeSantis States That Florida “Will Not Tolerate Hatred Towards the LGBTQ Community” on Anniversary of Pulse Shooting
Gov. Ron DeSantisGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. On June 12, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statement in remembrance of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.