Lakewood honors June as LGBTQ Pride Month
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.
On behalf of the Lakewood City Council, Mayor Jeff Wood has issued a proclamation in which Lakewood joins the federal government, state government and thousands of businesses and non-profit organizations around our nation in paying tribute to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month.
See the City of Lakewood Proclamation.
Pride Month traces its origins to June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City where a courageous group of 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.