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Note: This guide was originally published on the Law Library's Commemorative Observances page in 2008.
Created: August 9, 2020
Last Updated: June 23, 2021
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month commemorates the events of June 1969 and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for LGBTQ+ Americans.
The Law Library of Congress has prepared material with commentary and recommended resources for selected national observances and commemorative months. This guide provides a brief history of the laws and presidential proclamations which established Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month.
For more information regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month, please see the Library of Congress guide on this topic.
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