Pride Month takes place each June to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and related (LGBTQ+) communities, the diversity of individual identities, and the fight toward equal rights. This month spotlights the successes of LGBTQ+ people, injustices they’ve overcome, and their continued efforts to make the world a safe and welcoming place for every person to be themselves.
Pride Month commemorates, in part, the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City which helped ignite a national firestorm of activism within the LGBTQ+ community. The Stonewall Rebellion brought increased visibility, awareness, and passion to the fight for acceptance and equality. The first official Pride march took place on June 28 the following year and has now become an annual event around the country. Pride events are festive celebrations for LGBTQ+ people, their allies, friends and families to come together in a positive and accepting atmosphere.
Pride Month is an opportunity to learn about the LGBTQ+ community and remember our commitment to make the future brighter for all. Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is honoring this commitment by making a contribution to Greenbrier Valley Pride because everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued.