With the final day of June, LGBTQ Pride Month comes to a close for 2016. Just last year, same-sex marriage was federally legalized in the United States. In sharp contrast, this year’s pride month was shadowed by the devastation of the Orlando shootings. We were all painfully reminded that despite great strides made by the LGBTQ community, hate and inequality still run rampant. Through this grim reality, the outpour of love and support that emerged from such a violent act of hate is a testament of hope and strength.
Thanks for visiting us each week this month to continue the necessary discussion on LGBTQ rights and issues. As a reminder, all of the curated research collections for Pride Month will be freely available through July 31.
LGBTQ Pride Month in the News
LGBT Rights in National Constitutions – would they make a difference in the US and
globally? Huffington Post
‘They Were So Beautiful’: Remembering Those Murdered In Orlando NPR
Pope Francis: Catholics Should Apologize to the LGBT Community Advocate
Stonewall Inn Recognized as National Monument to Gay Rights The Wall Street Journal
Mapping the Rise of Anti-LGBT Legislation on the First Anniversary of Nationwide Marriage Equality The Atlantic’s CityLab
Charlotte Schools Set New Transgender Bathroom Policy The Wall Street Journal
NBA, WNBA Are First Pro Sports Leagues to March in NYC LGBT Pride Parade Rolling Stone
Pride on The Philosopher’s Eye