Celebrate Pride with Wallace
Pride Month is celebrated in June as a tribute to those who participated in the Stonewall Riots. Pride is a time for LGBTQ+ communities to come together and celebrate the hard work and contributions that members have put towards creating a safer and more just world for those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Come celebrate with our community at one of the events listed below!
98 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR
The first Pride march was held on June 28th, 1970, in New York City. This date marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a three day riot that began when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York. Protestors demanded the establishment of safe spaces where LGBT+ people could be open about their sexual orientation without fear of persecution. This event encouraged the formation of organizations that advocated for gay rights and eventually, the whole LGBTQ+ community.
Amid all the celebrations we cannot ignore or forget the high rates of discrimination and violence that people in the LGBTQ+ community face today.
The importance of culturally competent providers and safe spaces for LQBTQ+ members is incredibly important when it comes to the overall well being of those in the LGBTQ+ community. Non-profit organizations such as The Trevor Project, SMYRC Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center, and Q Center all work to provide LGBTQ+ youth with the resources, support and opportunities that everyone deserves.
These organizations are essential in creating more equitable communities and a better world. Please join us in supporting these organizations! If you would like to know more, you can check out their pages below.
The Trevor Project is an American nonprofit organization founded in 1998. It focuses on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. Through a toll-free telephone number, it operates The Trevor Lifeline, a confidential service that offers trained counselors.