We celebrate Dartmouth Pride to center the lived experiences of Dartmouth LGBTQIA+ students while educating our peers about issues surrounding LGBTQIA+ rights. Pride events vary every year based on the committee's decisions regarding programming.
The gay rights movement did not start at the Stonewall Inn, but many recognize the Stonewall Riots as a breaking point in the movement that is now recognized through Pride. On June 28, 1970, the one year anniversary of the riots, the first Pride marches were held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Those marches turned into days, weeks, and now months of celebration. Parades are still a very common practice during Pride all over the world. At this point, the number of communities celebrating Pride has grown so large that some cities choose to celebrate outside of June and Pride Month so LGBTQIA+ people can show their Pride, and allies can show their support, throughout the year. This is becoming increasingly critical as attacks on LGBTQIA+ rights in the United States continue to grow.
For more information on LGBTQ Pride Month, click here: https://www.loc.gov/lgbt-pride-month/about/