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1969 – The Stonewall Inn

Gay bars in the 1960’s were accustomed to police to raids at gay bars, knowing that most of these raids would end with multiple arrest, including patrons and bar staff. Police would turn the lights on, line everyone up and check IDs. They arrested men who were dancing with each other and bartenders who were serving alcohol to gay people. […]

Pride 2022 – Oakland Black Pride

“Happy Hereafter” is the theme for this year’s Oakland Black Pride festival. Events begin on June 22 and run through June 26, 2022. “Oakland Black Pride produces the first and only Black-led Pride celebration in Northern California. The festival is a culturally specific celebration for communities that live at the intersection of racism, homophobia, transphobia, and/or sexism. The festival celebrates […]

Do you know where your donations are going?

Do you know where your donations are going?

10 LGBTQ Organizations to Support Visit the UUJMCA LinkTree at linktr.ee/uujmca for more Pride 2022 posts. We stand together in mutual love and dignity as we celebrate LGBTQIA Pride 2022. We honor and cherish those who came before us who championed movements that paved the way for some basic human rights, for marginalized people and communities. We thanks our partners […]

Pride 2022 – Some Pride Flag History

The Rainbow Flag was originally used in San Francisco in 1978. The increase of people “coming out” as Queer, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual, Pansexual, Allies, +, and marginalized people made it clear that needed a more inclusive flag. And then came the Progress Pride Flag. Additional links to LGBTQIA+ history are in our LinkTree at: https://linktr.ee/uujmcaLook for any links that start […]

A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month, 2022

President Biden signed a proclamation recognizing the “dignity, respect, and support” for the LGBTQI+ community on May 31, 2022. This presidential action proclaims June 2022 as LGBTQI+ Pride Month. The first time the federal government proclaimed June as Pride Month was in 1999, signed by President Clinton, and labeled “Gay & Lesbian Pride Month.” President Obama declared June as “LGBT […]