Lakewood honors June as LGBTQ Pride Month
Published on June 01, 2022
A key element of Lakewood's Community Dialogue on Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) is celebrating the diversity of people and cultures that Lakewood is proud to have as part of our community.
In June, that means the City of Lakewood is joining the federal, state and county governments and thousands of businesses and organizations around the nation in recognizing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month.
Pride Month traces its origins to June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City where a group of gay Americans resisted harassment and mistreatment, setting in motion a chain of events that would become the birth of the modern civil rights movement for sexual orientation.
The first national recognition of Pride Month was made in 1999.
Learn more about the history of LGBTQ Americans, their struggles for civil rights, and their many achievements at the Library of Congress website, and browse LGBTQ+ Pride activities, videos, books and more at the L.A. County website.