June is LGBTQ Pride Month, a time when we celebrate diversity and inclusion in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. This year’s theme is “Ally Together.” Allies are people who support the LGBTQ community and work to create inclusive environments for everyone. This month, we will highlight the important work that allies do to promote equality and acceptance for all. We also want to acknowledge the progress that has been made in recent years toward LGBTQ rights and acceptance. There is still a lot of work to be done, but we are hopeful that with allies by our side, we can create a world where everyone can feel safe and accepted for who they are.

The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar in New York City that was raided by the police in 1969. This event is considered to be the beginning of the LGBTQ rights movement.

As of June 2019, same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

The gay rights movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Inn raid. As of June 2019, same-sex marriage is legal in 37 states and Washington, D.C.

Q is for queer. Queer is an umbrella term used to refer to people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning their gender identity or sexual orientation.

Pansexuality is a sexual orientation that refers to people who are attracted to all genders. This includes people who are attracted to men, women, transgender people, and gender non-conforming people. Pansexuality is different from bisexuality, which refers to people who are attracted to two genders.

LGBTQIA stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual. This acronym represents a range of sexual orientations and gender identities.