Pride Month 2022: LGBTQ Parades, Events and Activities This June

This June marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month, a time when thousands and thousands of individuals come collectively in assist of the LGBTQ neighborhood by strolling in parades and attending festivals. As with previous years, you may as well be a part of the celebration just about.

President Joe Biden proclaimed June as LGBTQ Pride Month throughout a White House briefing on Tuesday. “I name upon the folks of the United States to acknowledge the achievements of the LGBTQ neighborhood, to rejoice the nice range of the American folks and to wave their flags of satisfaction excessive,” he stated.

Why does Pride Month happen in June? It goes again to June 28, 1969, when police raided a gay club called the Stonewall Inn in New York. Though the police claimed the bar was working with an improper liquor license, the raid was about nothing greater than violently harassing and arresting LGBTQ folks in one of many few locations the place they felt secure. 

Similar raids on gay-friendly companies had been occurring for many years, however Stonewall was one of many first instances when the patrons fought again. A various crowd of lesbians, homosexual males and transgender girls, lots of whom had been folks of coloration, clashed with the police, threw bottles and refused to be intimidated. The six-day interval of protests and demonstrations is now generally known as the Stonewall Riots. A New York rally held the subsequent yr to commemorate the primary anniversary of the riots began the now-regular custom of Pride Month.

Below, we recommend methods you will get concerned, what you’ll be able to watch and learn, and different methods to rejoice the LGBTQ neighborhood. For extra, listed here are 43 Pride collections that support LGBTQ causes.

Attend a Pride parade or pageant

Most Pride Month festivities have resumed in individual this yr — you’ll be able to verify your native space in case you’re not sure about parades close to you. If you’ll be able to’t discover a parade in your space (you’ll be able to search “Pride parade Chicago,” for example), see if there are different occasions you’ll be able to attend.

San Francisco, for instance, can have its annual parade on June 26, with a celebration the day earlier than. Los Angeles will host several events this month, together with a live performance headlined by Christina Aguilera. See this calendar for extra Pride occasions occurring all over the world in June. 

Tulsa, Oklahoma can have a weekend of Pride, beginning June 24, which is able to embrace a parade, a run and a picnic.

Atlanta Pride Run can be occurring once more this yr. The run is for producing LGBTQ consciousness locally. You may take part on this occasion just about — see under.

You may discover Pride occasions for various components of the LGBTQ neighborhood together with girls, transgender folks and folks of coloration. 

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Netflix has many exhibits and films for Pride Month.

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Support Pride organizations by donating

Can’t make it to any occasions however want to assist the LGBTQ neighborhood? You can accomplish that by donating to Pride organizations. The International LGBTQ Travel Association group helps present advertising assist to LGBTQ companies. 

What to look at for Pride Month — and the place

Netflix has a genre page for Pride Month, together with films, TV exhibits, documentaries, GLAAD award nominees and extra. 

Amazon Prime Video additionally has a landing page to honor Pride Month

Hulu has a designated page for Pride Month, too. A well-liked possibility is the Pride documentary.

CNET editors have recommendations for LGBTQ movies and exhibits to look at in June — or some other time. Some of those embrace The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Moonlight.

What to learn throughout Pride Month

Here’s what CNET editors advocate including to your studying checklist this summer season.

Reach out to your organization’s range and inclusion teams

If you’d wish to get entangled for Pride Month at work, you’ll be able to contact your organization’s range and inclusion teams to see how one can assist. You may assist coordinate an occasion the place you play trivia video games and embellish your Zoom background with a Pride flag. If your organization does not have any Pride occasions scheduled, contemplate organizing one your self.

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Host a Pride occasion on Zoom in your firm.

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How to point out your assist from residence

There are loads of methods to point out your assist from residence. We’ve listed a number of to get you began.

  • Hang a Pride flag exterior your own home.
  • Place a Pride sticker in your automotive.
  • Host your personal Pride-themed film night time.
  • Wear some Pride clothes.
  • Join digital occasions.
  • Be an ally to your LGBTQ colleagues, mates and members of the family. 
  • Support LGBTQ organizations in faculties.
  • Support companies that assist the LGBTQ neighborhood.

Celebrate just about

If there’s not a Pride occasion occurring close to you, do not fret. There are loads of methods to rejoice just about, and even watch Pride parades and occasions occurring all over the world. You may take part in occasions just about — for example, the Atlanta Pride Run has a digital possibility you’ll be able to join and run anyplace you need (plus, it comes with a shirt).

Look up occasions you are all in favour of watching or being part of, even when it is overseas, as a result of there’ll seemingly be a hyperlink for viewing. Here’s a calendar of Pride events occurring all over the world.

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