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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June Posted on Jun 5

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

In June 1969, police and patrons of the Stonewall Inn clashed at the popular East Village gay bar in New York City. This event is regarded as one of the cornerstone moments that started the LGBT rights movement. In 2004, Massachusetts became the first state   …Continue Reading Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in June

June is LGBT Pride Month Posted on May 30

June is LGBT Pride Month

Massachusetts has a history of supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, and in 2004 became the first state in the country to legalize same-sex marriage with passage of the Marriage Equality Act. The LGBT civil rights movement is widely considered to have begun   …Continue Reading June is LGBT Pride Month