June is National PRIDE Month

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PRIDE month is celebrated in tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall riots. This event led to the modern-day Gay Rights Movement. It is celebrated in June with parades, festivals, and concerts.

Harvey Milk, a politician, designed the rainbow flag as a symbol for the 1978 PRIDE march in San Francisco. He was later assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone by a disgruntled former supervisor on November 23, 1978.

Bill Clinton was the first President to officially recognize PRIDE month in 1999 and 2000.

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