Pride Month celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, recognizing their challenges, achievements, and continued fight for equality. Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall riots, an event that marked the beginning of the modern gay rights movement.
Today, the LGBTQ+ community in America has made great progress, with changing laws, marriage equality rights, and workplace protections. Still, LGBTQ+ individuals, especially youth, transgender people, and people of color, face bullying, harassment, and violence. The White House issued a proclamation recognizing Pride Month and pledging to fight for full equality and protection of the LGBTQ+ community.
Many Pride events are returning this year in person, welcoming everyone. Outside of the LGBTQ community, allies show their support and join in the celebration.
How to Celebrate and Get Involved
- Pride events are happening around the world. View the Gay Pride Calendar
- Resources from GLAAD
- Hang a rainbow Pride flag at home or on social media
- Connect with friends, family, and others in your community. Share stories and celebrate in your own meaningful way
- Find LGBTQ organizations and resources across Pennsylvania
Community Care values having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels empowered, both in our communities and in our workplace. With policies, benefits, and practices geared toward equality for the LGBTQ community, we earned a top score of 100 percent from the Human Rights Campaign 2021 Corporate Equality Index.