Local Leaders Mark Beginning of LGBTQ+ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Pride Month, and Montgomery County and state leaders are expressing their support on social media.

This month is designated Pride Month because in June 1969, a series of demonstrations called the Stonewall Uprising began. On June 28, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid led to days of protests regarded as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the U.S.

On Tuesday, U.S. President Joe Biden issued a proclamation declaring June as Pride Month. Local leaders showed their Pride Month support on Twitter:

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