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LGBT Activist Cleve Jones lost countless friends to the AIDS epidemic. He became an activist after Harvey Milk's assassination: "Meeting Harvey, seeing his death, it fixed my course." Originally broadcast Nov. 29, 2016.

LGBTQ Pride Month


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. This month-long celebration demonstrates how LGBTQ Americans have strengthened our country, by using their talent and creativity to help create awareness and goodwill.

The first Pride march in New York City was held on June 28, 1970 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Since then, LGBTQ+ people have continued to gather together in June to march with Pride and demonstrate for equal rights.

The US also recognizes LGBT History Month in October. In 1995, the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first "March on Washington" in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.

(Library of Congress, 2020)

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