Celebrate Pride Month

EuroPride Parade, Stockholm, Sweden. © AI

Communities began recognizing June as Pride Awareness Month in 1969 when members of the LGBT community instigated a riot in response to police brutality aimed at LGBT people at a gay bar in New York City.

This refusal to sit silently in the face of regular, discriminatory abuse helped galvanize the LGBT community and their allies across the United States, giving birth to the modern LGBT rights movement.

Join us this month as we shine a light on LGBT cases around the world and further the cause of equality and human rights for all. Take action right now:

  1. Encourage the president of Mexico to extend the right to marry to all Mexican residents»
  2. Call on the Iraqi government to investigate the murders of Iraqi gay men»
  3. Take more actions to protect human rights during Pride Month»

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5 thoughts on “Celebrate Pride Month

  1. Hi –

    I saw this post about wanting to highlight LGBT cases around the world, and I'd like to share a project I'm working on. As an independent photographer I'm spending one year photographing Pride marches, especially in areas where it is more difficult to publicly display Pride. I focus on the human stories of each community. Please feel invited to view this body of work:

    Main website: http://www.walkwithpridenow.com

    And, the stories behind the photos: http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com

    All my best,
    Charles Meacham

  2. Hi –

    I saw this post about wanting to highlight LGBT cases around the world, and I'd like to share a project I'm working on. As an independent photographer I'm spending one year photographing Pride marches, especially in areas where it is more difficult to publicly display Pride. I focus on the human stories of each community. Please feel invited to view this body of work:

    Main website: http://www.walkwithpridenow.com

    And, the stories behind the photos: http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com

    All my best,
    Charles Meacham

  3. Hi –

    I saw this post about wanting to highlight LGBT cases around the world, and I'd like to share a project I'm working on. As an independent photographer I'm spending one year photographing Pride marches, especially in areas where it is more difficult to publicly display Pride. I focus on the human stories of each community. Please feel invited to view this body of work:

    Main website: http://www.walkwithpridenow.com

    And, the stories behind the photos: http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com

    All my best,
    Charles Meacham

  4. Hi -

    I saw this post about wanting to highlight LGBT cases around the world, and I’d like to share a project I’m working on. As an independent photographer I’m spending one year photographing Pride marches, especially in areas where it is more difficult to publicly display Pride. I focus on the human stories of each community. Please feel invited to view this body of work:

    Main website: http://www.walkwithpridenow.com

    And, the stories behind the photos: http://wwpbehindthephotos.wordpress.com

    All my best,
    Charles Meacham

  5. I hope people will show their support. We often get caught up in our own problems, but I think this month we should try to make an effort and think about the problems these people are facing.