Celebrating PRIDE Month

Celebrating Pride Month

2021 PRIDE

Triton College Recognizes Pride Month

Each year Pride commemorates the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals have had on local, national and international history. It began as “Gay Pride Day,” a celebration to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. The uprising was a catalyst for the gay rights movement. Gay pride celebrations eventually would be recognized by events, speeches, parades and parties throughout the month of June, and grew into Pride Month.

Stonewall Riots

Review the History of the Stonewall Riots

Learn About Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Johnson and Rivera were transgender women credited with participating in the Stonewall Riots and leading gay rights and transgender activism.

What is GLAAD?

GLAAD is a non-governmental media organization on the forefront of LGBTQ acceptance. It describes itself as an organization that “tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.”

Pride Month Celebrations

As Chicago and the surrounding suburbs adjust to the latest coronavirus mandates, many annual celebrations are altered, canceled and/or postponed. Visit the following sites and check back regularly for updates before planning to attend an event or celebration.