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June is Pride Month


Pride month is June 1-30    Pride month poster that reads "Here for you always"


"Commemorated each year in the month of June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month honors the 1969 Stonewall uprising in New York City. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBTQ+ Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans. Today, LGBTQ+ Pride Month celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, attracting millions of participants around the world." - from Anti-Defamation League, LGBTQ+ Pride Month and Education Resources

Check out the display on Level 1 of Emerson Library and these resources: 

CenterLink, The Community of LGBTQ Centers
Matthew Shepard Foundation
Out and Equal Workplace Advocates
The Williams Institute

Equality Federation
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund
National LGBTQ Task Force

American Institute of Bisexuality
Human Rights Campaign: Bisexual Resources
Bisexual Resource Center

American Veterans for Equal Rights
Modern Military Association of America
Transgender American Veterans Association

Advocates for Trans Equality
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Transgender Law Center

American Civil Liberties Union: LGTQ+ Rights
Lambda Legal: Know Your Rights
National Center for Lesbian Rights

Human Rights Campaign: Being an LGBTQ Ally
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Straight for Equality

Celebrating Juneteenth



Juneteenth National Independence Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 2021. It is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery. Even though slavery was abolished by President Abraham Lincoln effective January 1, 1863, it wasn't until over two years later on June 19, 1865 that the Emancipation Proclamation reached all corners of the South. Today, Juneteenth celebrations take place around the world

If you are in St. Louis, check out one of the Juneteenth in St. Louis Events. And don't forget to visit our display near the Café in Emerson Library. Here are some online resources:

Juneteenth History of Juneteenth
NAACP: Juneteenth
Smithsonian: Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

African American History and Culture
Civil Rights Museum
National Archives: African American History
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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