Celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ Community
Throughout the month of June, there are a number of activities and engagement opportunities to recognize and celebrate your Pride at LCC!
Pride Month Activities
CELEBRATE PRIDE! READ WITH PRIDE!
LCC Library is pleased to be taking part in the American Library Association's Rainbow Book month in June. Rainbow Book Month is a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, genderqueer, queer, intersex, agender, Two Spirit, and asexual community. Rainbow Book Month provides an opportunity for book lovers and libraries to highlight the best in LGBTQIA+ literature.
PRIDE RECOGNITION AT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Attend the June LCC Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, June 20th at 6:00 p.m. to learn more about what the Pride Flag represents and receive a Pride or Pronoun pin. Board of Trustees meetings take place in the Administration Building, 610 Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI.
WEAR YOUR PRIDE GEAR, GET A PRIDE PRIZE!
Stop by the Cesar Chavez Learning Center in the Arts & Sciences Building in your Pride gear during the week of June 26 - 30 and receive a Pride Prize.
PEDAL WITH THE PREZ PRIDE RIDE
Grab your bike and head to the Granger Clock Tower on Wednesday, June 28th for a special Pedal with the Prez Pride Ride. All bikers in attendance wearing Pride gear will receive a special LCC prize. Learn more about Pedal with the Prez.
Did You Know?
Approximately 1 million children in the U.S. are being raised by same-sex couples.
The state with the most gay couples is California, with approximately 92,138. The state with the least gay couples is North Dakota, with approximately 703 couples.
In 2013, 92% of adults who are LGBT said they believe society had become more accepting of them than in the past 10 years.
In July 2009, the Senate approved the Matthew Shepard Act, which outlaws hate crimes based on both sexual orientation and gender identity.
June 28, 1969 - Police raid the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Protests and demonstrations begin, and it later becomes known as the impetus for the gay civil rights movement in the United States.
1973 - Lambda Legal becomes the first legal organization established to fight for the equal rights of gays and lesbians. Lambda also becomes their own first client after being denied non-profit status; the New York Supreme Court eventually rules that Lambda Legal can exist as a non-profit.
1978 - Inspired by Harvey Milk to develop a symbol of pride and hope for the LGBT community, Gilbert Baker designs and stitches together the first rainbow flag.
May 17, 2004 - The first legal same-sex marriage in the United States takes place in Massachusetts.
September 20, 2011 - "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is repealed, ending a ban on gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
One in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months.