June was declared Pride Month starting in 1994 and is now celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which the LGBTQ+ community was commonly subjected. This marked the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against people who identify as LGBTQ+.
In 2019, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians declared July as Two-Spirit Pride Month. We hope you will join us this month and next as we recognize those who are LGBTQ+ and their contributions to our nation. If you want to learn more about Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ history and experiences, we have collected resources and books on our website: https://www.leschischools.org/equity-resources