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This month is Pride Month, when we take the opportunity to celebrate the progress made in achieving equality for the LGBTQ+ community, while acknowledging the work that still remains. This year, we also mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. This moment in history jumpstarted a wave of LGBTQ+ political activism across the country, that went on to secure crucial rights and protections.

For many, Pride signifies a time to celebrate love and acceptance. This month, celebrate Pride by taking action to support the ongoing work towards LGBTQ+ equality.

  1. Educate Yourself. Find out what ongoing legislation exists on both the state and national level that addresses LGBTQ+ rights or where your state may be falling behind. Check out this resource created by the ACLU to get you started.
  2. Learn More About The Movement. Honor the long history of the LGBTQ+ equality movement by visiting memorial sites and museums near you. Today, the National Stonewall Monument launched a virtual monument to allow people around the world to access the stories and histories of the events at Stonewall as well as the history of LGBTQ+ activism in the United States. You can enter the virtual monument here.
  3. Support LGBTQ+ Businesses. Research businesses in your area that are run by or actively supporting the LGBTQ+ community and support them with your patronage. Check out this link to find the chamber of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce that is nearest to you, and find a directory of LGBTQ+ businesses in your area to support.

How are you taking action to support the LGBTQ+ community this month? Let us know at info@aitogether.org.