Happy LGBT Pride Month!

June 10, 2020
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We’re living through a pandemic and a civil rights revolution right now, so there’s a chance you may have forgotten it’s LGBT Pride Month!

While we won’t be seeing beautiful parades flooding the streets and people dressed up in tons of color like we usually do, there are still tons of ways to celebrate!

 

The history of Pride Month:

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the riots held by members of the LGBT community against a police raid that took place at the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969.

The so-called Stonewall riots were a "tipping point" for the gay liberation movement in the United States, according to the Library of Congress. The uproar also paved the way for the modern fight for LGBT rights.

The rainbow LGBT flag is prominently displayed throughout the month. Gilbert Baker, an American artist, gay rights activist and U.S. Army veteran, created the flag in 1978 as a new symbol for the gay and lesbian political movement at the suggestion of his friends and colleagues, including Harvey Milk, a San Francisco city supervisor and the first openly gay elected official in California. 

The colors of the LGBT flag each have a meaning: red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony and violet for spirit.”

https://abcnews.go.com/US/lgbt-pride-month-2020-history-events-parades/story?id=71017699

 

How you can virtually celebrate this month:

 

June 13th   10:30 to 12 p.m. ET- Los Angeles' first ever virtual pride parade 

 https://lapride.org/csw-announces-digital-initiatives-for-pride-month-and-50th-anniversary-celebration/

June 26th

-The first-ever virtual Trans March 

https://www.facebook.com/events/171091774218705/

 

-The New York City Pride Rally

http://https//www.nycpride.org/events/The%20Rally

 

June 26-28

Seattle Pride

http://https//www.seattlepride.org

 

June 27th 4p.m. to 12 a.m. ET

San Francisco Pride online celebration and rally

 http://www.sfpride.org/celebration/

 

 

You can find more LGBT Pride resources here:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/05/pride-month-lgbtq-rights-black-civil-rights/3127774001/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/06/01/lgbtq-pride-month-how-you-can-celebrate-even-without-travel/5235011002/

 

 

Z104 also has an HD-2 channel called Channel Q, Hampton Roads only LGBTQ radio station. Channel Q brings the latest in LGBTQ+ news and information, pop culture and new music to listeners on air and via the RADIO.COM app.

Check it out here: https://wearechannelq.radio.com/