History of Pride Month

Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan that was the catalyst for the LGBTQ+ movement in the US. The Stonewall Uprising was in response to ongoing harassment of gay, lesbian and transgender individuals at the club located in Greenwich Village. This event gained momentum across the country and later sparked riots in Canada. Now, June is known as a commemorative month to celebrate and recognize the impact and accomplishments of the LGBTQ+ community.  Learn more about the history of this month and ways to celebrate Pride with The Rainbow Room.