Each June is Gay Pride Month by proclamation of the President of the United States. It commemorates the June 27, 1969 uprising at New York City's Stonewall Inn when gay and transgendered patrons resisted a police “fund raiser” to avoid arrest and exposure. They protested the pattern of harsh treatment and discrimination which had occurred throughout the 1950's and 60's and declared once and for all that enough was enough. The events of that night have been compared by some to Rosa Parks' refusal to move to the back of the bus. The Stonewall Inn was never raided again because the patrons took pride in whom and what they were.
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Savannah River Site June Pride Observation. Detail to be announced...
Augusta Pride. Visit the Augusta Pride website to find out about the events leading up to the parade and festival on June 23.
October is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) History Month, and includes National Coming Out Day. This year marks the 17th anniversary of LBGT History Month and the 23nd anniversary
of National Coming Out Day. SRS GLOBE takes this time each year to provide historical and educational material focusing on LBGT history and the difficulties for members of our community who feel they have to live "in the closet". For more information visit www.glbtHistoryMonth.com.