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LGBTQ+ Pride Month @ Taft: Home


The White House lit with the colors of the rainbow in celebration of the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, 26 June 2015.

Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


President Joseph R. Biden


A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month

May 31, 2022


"I call upon the people of the United States to recognize the achievements of the LGBTQI+ community, to celebrate the great diversity of the American people, and to wave their flags of pride high."


LGBTQ Pride Month

From the Library of Congress
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as "Gay Pride Day," but the actual day was flexible. In major cities across the nation the "day" soon grew to encompass a month-long series of events. Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ Pride Month events attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
In 1994, a coalition of education-based organizations in the United States designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. National Coming Out Day (October 11), as well as the first "March on Washington" in 1979, are commemorated in the LGBTQ community during LGBT History Month.


LGBTQIA+ Studies: A Resource Guide from the Library of Congress
The collections of the Library of Congress tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQ+ life in America and around the world. This research guide serves as an introduction into the excellent collection of LGBTQ+ resources available at the Library of Congress.


LGBTQ+ Legal Resources: A Beginner’s Guide
This Beginner’s Guide is intended to simplify this research process, and provide some helpful resources for those interested in the law surrounding gender identity and sexual orientation.




Stonewall Inn is considered the birthplace of the modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement.
It was named a National Monument on June 24, 2016 by President Barack Obama.

Daniel Case, Stonewall Inn, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons. 

From the US Census Bureau




Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Household Pulse Survey
Beginning in July 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau included questions regarding sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) on its Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The following visualizations demonstrate how these concepts are measured and what survey collected between July 21 and September 13, 2021, reveal.



Human Rights Campaign Youth Reports

Produced by the HRC Foundation in partnership with the University of Connecticut
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.


GLAAD Accelerating Acceptance 2022

Since 2015, GLAAD’s annual Accelerating Acceptance study has measured Americans’ attitudes and comfortability towards LGBTQ Americans, highlighting the progress we’ve made and the challenges that still need to be addressed in pursuit of full acceptance for the LGBTQ community...

The 2022 Accelerating Acceptance study clearly shows the destructive repercussions of inaccurate rhetoric and baseless legislation, and underscores the necessity of GLAAD’s crucial role in the ongoing fight for full LGBTQ equality and acceptance. The rise in discrimination in public, political, and private spheres makes it very clear that passing the Equality Act, legislation which will secure federal protections for the LGBTQ community in areas of life that have long remained vulnerable, has never been more critical.

GLAAD – the world’s largest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization – increases media accountability and community engagement that ensures authentic LGBTQ stories are seen, heard, and actualized.



HRC Foundation’s Project THRIVE

In August 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released public access data files for the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS), a national survey of high school students in public and private schools in the United States.

HRC Foundation analyzed data from these files and found that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth are living in a state of crisis. Whether it is being bullied in school, poor mental health or substance use, LGBTQ teens experience marginalization from multiple angles.

The analysis shows that LGBTQ youth of color are often at even greater risk of experiencing these problems. Any actions taken to improve the well-being and success of LGBTQ youth must also consider the situations of youth who sit at these intersections and face multiple forms of oppression, bias and stigma, including those based on race, gender, age, religion, immigration status, ability and all marginalized identities.

The HRC Foundation’s Project THRIVE released an executive summary of the data that provides an overview of key findings based on analysis.


From the Pew Research Center


The Experiences, Challenges and Hopes of Transgender and Nonbinary U.S. Adults

Findings from Pew Research Center Focus Groups 
June 7, 2022


Click here for more Gender and LGBTQ reports from the Pew Research Center 

LGBTQ+ Pride Flags


"In the LGBTQ+ community, we signify our pride with flags. With many different identities in the community, there comes many different flags to know. We have collected all of the flags and a guide to learn about all of the different colors of our community’s rainbow. We know that this may not be all of the flags that represent our community, but we will update the page as new flags become popular!"