Pride Month 2023 in the Rocket City–what to know

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There are several events celebrating Pride Month in the Huntsville area in June. (Rocket City Pride)

June is Pride Month in the US, a month dedicated to advocacy for rights and the celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and there are several ways to celebrate here in the Huntsville area.

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community or just a supporter, we have a guide for Pride Month celebrations and events here in the Rocket City:

Pride Month events

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Pride Month kicks off with a parade downtown. (Rocket City Pride)

Thanks to Rocket City Pride, we have a pretty extensive list of LGBTQ+ events and celebrations happening throughout the month here in the Huntsville area:

About Pride Month

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Rocket City Pride is an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization here in Huntsville. (Rocket City Pride)

According to the Library of Congress, Pride Month is observed in June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan — a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

The first Gay Pride parade in New York City occurred on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, and since then, June has been the month celebrating the LGBTQ+ rights movement.

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Michael Seale
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