Human Rights Don't Discriminate: Join Us For Pride Month

Amnesty International activists take part in Gay Pride in Paris

Join us in celebrating Pride Month this June by standing up for LGBT rights!

Pride Month is the annual commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riots where courageous members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community stood up to police brutality and discrimination at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This resistance galvanized the LGBT community and gave birth to the modern LGBT rights movement.


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»