Celebrating LGBTQIA+


Georgiana Pulley

Pride Month is a big month in America where many celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community. Each day of the month highlights a certain sexuality. There is a lot of history around pride month. This month commemorates the Stonewall riots that occurred in June of 1969. The Stonewall Riots took place in Manhattan, New York. This was the start of gay pride. Before the Stonewall Riots there was a anti-gay legal system so no gay person was treated fairly. This was a big riot where people threw food, plates, and so many other things. If you would like to be a ally to the LGBTQIA+ community or even if you are apart of it, then here are some things you might want to do to celebrate this month:

  • Pride in the Park (Riverside Gardens Park, Red Bank NJ) June 12th 5-8 PM
    • There will be activities for all ages, food, music, and much more 
  • NYC Pride Parade (5 Avenue & West 26th Street) Friday June 25- Sunday June 27th 
    • This is a parade that many people go to and celebrate gay pride
  • Toms River Pride (Toms River Business Improvement District 53 Main Street) June 13th 11am -5pm
    • A parade down main street and activities that are for all ages 
  • Pride Month: Pride Book Discussion ( Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library) June 9 4-4:45pm
    • This will be many people in a circle and talk about all the gay pride books out