Pride Month

Water color painted PRIDE swiggles on a black background with the word "PRIDE" in the middle.

Reflect. Empower. Unite.

Pride Month encompasses a celebration of identity and love beyond the visible festivities and colorful rainbows. It is a month dedicated to the celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual + pride.

Pride Month began after the Stonewall Riots, a series of riots for gay liberation that took place over several days beginning on June 28, 1969.[1] The following year, the first pride marches were held in several U.S. cities. Since then, Pride has been celebrated in various ways.

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. This year’s Pride theme is “Reflect. Empower. Unite,” which encourages individuals, advocates, community leaders and allies to reflect on the challenges they have overcome and empowers them to take action in shaping the collective future.

Resources for Seeking Support

Centennial Mental Health Center values diversity and individuality. Our professionals are trained to provide LGBTQ+ individuals with the necessary support to help them improve their mental well-being. Visit the Centennial website to learn more about the Center’s services.

The Trevor Project is a nonprofit dedicated to suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ individuals. The organization has crisis counselors available 24/7 from anywhere in the U.S. for LGBTQ+ individuals confidentially via text, chat, or phone. 

OneColorado works to build a brighter future for LGBTQ+ Coloradans and their families by advancing equity and freedom through state policy, advocacy, health care, and education. They offer resources that provide information about advocating for LGBTQ+ individuals.

[1] Tyler Christensen, “The First Pride Was a Riot: The Origins of Pride Month.” American University Washington, DC, 2022 The First Pride Was a Riot: The Origins of Pride Month | American University, Washington, DC