Happy Pride Month!
We celebrate with illustrative colors, decorative floats, vibrant parades, prismatic parties, and scrumptious picnics, but have you ever wondered about the history behind the month-long celebration?
The fight for Pride started within the walls of one of the most popular gay bars, the Stonewall Inn, in New York City on June 28, 1969. Throughout the state it was illegal until 1966 to serve alcohol to an openly gay person and in 1969 homosexuality was still considered a criminal offense—this subjected establishments like the Stonewall Inn to police raids and brutality.
What police surely thought would be a one-off raid turned into a six-day conflict where they were met with resistance by those they were trying to interrogate and detain. The Stonewall Uprising was a turning point for the Gay Liberation Movement and one short year later the first Pride March was held in New York City on June 28, 1970.
The Stonewall Uprising truly set the foundation for Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community. In 1999, President Clinton officially declared every June in the United States as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. In 2009, President Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Most recently, President Biden announced June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Pride Month.
Now that you got a rundown on Pride Month, let’s check out where you can support LGBTQ+ owned businesses in the corridor!
Dr. Josh has brought his love for white sandy beaches and fur babies all the way from Puerto Rico right here to your beloved home in Addison. He truly brings all the best qualities of an “isla” to you: stress-free and relaxing! It’s the perfect mixture to ensure your favorite furry friend is given excellent care. Your pup or kitty is in no better hands!
14380 Marsh Lane Ste #110 Addison, Texas 75001
Rick A. Fogerty is the proud owner of AccuPhotography! In 2021, he became a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). In early 2023, he became an FAA Certified Drone Pilot. AccuPhotography offers real estate photography services some of which include HD Video Tours, 3D Virtual Tours, Virtual Staging, Matterport 3D Tours and more!
5301 Alpha Road Ste #66 PMB 26, Dallas, Texas 75240
Lorie Burch is the founder of Burch Law and has just been voted for the fourth year as the Best Civil/Family Law Attorney by the Dallas Voice! Lorie’s law firm offers a range of services but it focuses primarily on estate planning.
7920 Belt Line Rd #700 Dallas, Texas 75254