pRiSm Reflections: Pride Month
By Charlie Murray, pRiSm member
Pride Month is celebrated in June in honor of the Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, led by transgender women of color such as Marsha P. Johnson, which were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement. This marked the beginning of many movements to promote equity and outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against the LGBTQ+ community. Today, celebrations include parades, parties, workshops, and symposia.
Memorials are also held for members of the community lost to hate crimes and HIV/AIDS. This year, many of these events are being held online. Pride Month is a celebration of LGBTQ+ identities and a reminder of the work that still needs to be done to make the world safer and more equitable for people of many identities.