Celebrating Pride Month 2023


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, a tipping point in the battle for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

For many LGBTQ+, “Pride,” as reflected in the Stonewall Uprising, represents more than just an acknowledgement of self-identity, but a defiance against social norms that are seen as restrictive and limiting. Pride festivals are celebrations of living openly and authentically, banishing shame, secrecy, and other boundaries that have been imposed on LGBTQ+ people, and are often celebrated with parades, parties, and civic engagement.

Read about what Pride means to others at https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/

Best Regards,
The SJSU IT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Norma Brown

Ryan Campbell

Tino Cruz

Rashmi Kumar

Kara Li

Bob Lim

Matthew Loo

Maggie Panahi

Willie Simon

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