This month, we celebrate Pride Month — honoring the history, struggles, achievements, and continuing contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community in the United States.

It’s been more than 50 years since the first Pride March, held a year after the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a multi-day protest in New York City against unconscionable patterns of police violence, criminalization, and hostility toward LGBTQ+ people. Now, as then, pride marches and parades, and Pride Month, are tributes to resilience and progress, serving to educate, embrace diversity, and build community.

For decades, brave LGBTQ+ Americans have fought…

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