2024 LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month

2024 LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month

Celebrating all LGBTQI+ identities

By: Christen Bourgeois Date: June 4th, 2024

Message reads "HAPPY PRIDE 2024" with a rainbow-colored flag graphic (top left). Reads "Join us in honoring LGBTQI+ Pride Month" (at center of purple header). "HIPRC" heroed (in center of image) in bold white transparent lettering in all CAPS over an animated background with swirling circles of color. Each letter of our website (hiprc.org) is typeset in a different color of the rainbow with hashtag (#EquityforAll). Call to Action in purple footer reads "Celebrating 50 Years of Pride!" with a rainbow-colored globe icon.

PRIDE today

Today, LGBTQI+ PRIDE Month celebrates our nation’s diverse populations including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or questioning one’s sexual or gender identity), Intersex, and other sexual orientations besides heterosexual.

This observance began after the 1969 Stonewall Uprising—a series of violent events between police and LGBTQI+ protesters that stretched over six days. On June 28, 1970 (exactly one year after the riots) the first PRIDE March commenced in New York City.

According to a new Gallup poll, the LGBTQ+ identification continues to grow in the U.S. The number of U.S. adults who currently identify as LGBTQ+ has more than doubled in 12 years (with more than one in five Gen Z adults identifying as LGBTQ+).

It’s important for our nation to recognize that LGBTQI+ communities are incredibly diverse, including people of all races, abilities, religions and countries of origin. Blacks and other people of color have always been at the center of this fight. Although progress has been made since the 1970s, many LGBTQI+ people still face discrimination and violence, especially transgender and non-binary people and LGBTQI+ people of color.

Intersex-Inclusive Progress PRIDE Flag

The transgender flag is an important symbol for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies, and without transgender people, there would be no PRIDE.

To strive for transgender rights is to strive for human rights.

“To see the transgender flag displayed at NIH on Transgender Day of Visibility reminded me that despite all the anti-trans rhetoric in recent years, there is a powerful movement underway to recognize and celebrate difference as a core principle by which we must all continue to aspire,” stated Courtney White, Senior Administrative Officer, National Institute of Mental Health.

Today, the Intersex-Inclusive Progress PRIDE Flag designed by Valentino Vecchietti adds the intersex community to the Progress PRIDE Flag. This 2021 update serves as the most current LGBTQI+ flag.
Learn more about the flag’s variations>>

Debunking transgender and nonbinary people

  • Transgender and nonbinary people are just people
  • Anti-transgender legislation is largely based on misinformation and myths
  • Kids know their gender identity as early as age three
  • Gender-affirming care does not typically involve surgery under age 18
  • Being transgender or nonbinary is not “trendy,” and most people who transition will not detransition
  • Anti-transgender sports bans are not based on scientific research
  • Sex is not a binary and being transgender is not a mental illness
  • Transgender and nonbinary people have a right to live and access necessary gender-affirming medical care

Support is available

Attend an event

Tuesday, June 18 | 12:00p – 1:00p (PT) via Zoom
The UW community and friends are invited to join the UW Combined Fund Drive in honoring PRIDE Month! Engage with local nonprofit organizations that foster open, safe and inclusive spaces for all identities and orientations at this virtual lunch and learn event. Grab your lunch and prepare to be inspired as we explore the impactful and affirming work these groups are doing for the community. Discover volunteer opportunities, learn how you can support their missions, and connect with others who share passion for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity. Featuring PFLAGPRIDE Foundation, and the Ingersoll Gender Center.
Learn more, register & invite friends >>

Trans Pride Seattle 2024

Friday, June 28 | 5:00p – 10:00p
Trans Pride Seattle increases the strength of the TwoSpirit, Trans, & Gender Diverse (2STGD) community and our allies—both within and beyond Seattle—through visibility, connection, love, and the celebration of our lives! Hosted by Gender Justice League at Volunteer Park Ampitheater in collaboration with hundreds of local organizers, volunteers, and groups. Masks required for entry.

Seattle PRIDE Parade

Sunday, June 30 | Pre-Show10:00a (PT) | Parade steps off – 11:00a (PT)
Seattle’s 50th Annual PRIDE Month Celebration closes on Sunday, June 30th with the annual Seattle PRIDE Parade. Celebrate Washington’s LARGEST parade with 250+ local and national community groups, nonprofits, and companies! Parade route will take place in Westlake Park (along 4th Avenue in Downtown Seattle). Hosted by Seattle PRIDE.

Know of a PRIDE Month event not listed above? Get in touch: hiprccom@uw.edu.

Read

Proclamations /

Seattle Pride 50th /

Human Rights Campaign /

UW Medicine, Right as Rain /

Books, Magazines, News & Blogs /

Watch

Listen

Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity / PRIDE Month Podcast Series

Share

MOHAI and Seattle Pride are excited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parade in Seattle. We invite the LQBTQIA+ community to help us expand the story through our Objects of Pride digital showcase by submitting photos or videos of objects that reflect an important part of your LGBTQIA+ identity!
Learn more & share your Objects of Pride >>


Source: UW Medicine, Public Health – Seattle & King County, and them.us.