Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The first Pride march was held a year after the Stonewall Uprising and many will choose to march in June to honor them. Celebrations around the country often include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts. It is a month to recognize the contributions that LGBTQIA+ individuals have made to our history and culture. Below are some recommendations to help you celebrate pride month.
Pride month encourages the LGBTQIA+ community to come together and rejoice in the many advances and recognize the setbacks that the community has faced in the past and still today. In our community, we also celebrate Terry Fleming Day on April 28 to honor a LGBTQIA+ rights activist and the founder of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, which serves Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee and Union Counties with events for Pride and more.