Image: Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art by Jenelle Porter. This spread features “Black, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, pink” installation by Shinique Smith 

“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act.” ― Janet Mock 

The Stonewall uprising took place in June of 1969 and is considered to be the start of the Gay Rights Movement in the United States. These protests and the coalition that resulted in the uprising are the reason we now celebrate Pride Month each June. Pride Month is a way to “recognize the impact that LGBTQ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.” As the LGBTQ community across the country gathers in fellowship this month, we celebrate and remember by sharing resources and a small history on Pride

“Milestones in the American Gay Rights Movement” 

The Pride Guide from GLAAD 

“The First Pride Marches, in Photos” 

“How to Virtually Celebrate Pride Around the World” in 2020 

“What Stonewall Means to the People Who Were There” 

“These Rarely Seen Photos of Early Pride Parades Capture a Shifting Movement” 

“14 Amazing Pride Parades Around the World” 

“How Did the Rainbow Flag Become a Symbol of LGBTQ Pride?” 

“11 LGBTQ Podcasts to Subscribe to This Pride Month” 

In Alabama: Equality Shoals + Shoals Diversity Center 

Leffler, W. K., photographer. (1976) Gay rights demonstration at the Democratic National Convention, New York City. New York, 1976. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, 

@ Alabama Chanin 

Look for our Summer of Color Collection tomorrow on, as we celebrate diversity and the LGBTQ community.  

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