Governor Newsom Proclaims LGBTQ+ Pride Month in California: All Detailed Information Here 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom has officially declared June 2024 as “LGBTQ+ Pride Month” in the State of California. The proclamation emphasizes California’s ongoing support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community, celebrating their identity and advocating for their rights.

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A Month of Celebration and Reflection

Governor Newsom highlighted that Pride Month is a time to celebrate the diversity and strength that the LGBTQ+ community brings to California. He noted that this celebration is not limited to June but extends throughout the year as California stands with the LGBTQ+ community in their pursuit of equality, acceptance, and freedom. The governor stated, “Pride Month is a time to remember the gift that is our remarkable diversity, making all of us stronger as we continue to pursue equality, acceptance, and freedom for all.”

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The Ongoing Struggle for Equality

Despite significant progress, the fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over. Newsom pointed out that members of the LGBTQ+ community still face hate-fueled discrimination and violence both globally and within the United States. He stressed the importance of confronting this rising tide of oppression and intolerance to ensure safety and acceptance for everyone in our communities.


Celebrating Resilience and Victories

This month, California celebrates the resilience of the LGBTQ+ community and their victories in advancing acceptance and equality. Newsom called for renewed dedication to the fight for equal rights, urging everyone to stand united in protecting and building on the progress made so far. He proclaimed, “Together, we will continue to demand equal rights for all to create a California for all.”


With the rainbow flag flying proudly over the State Capitol, California reaffirms its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community, their loved ones, and allies across the state and country.


Understanding LGBTQ+ Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a time of both celebration and protest. It commemorates the struggles and achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, with parades, rallies, and political actions drawing attention to ongoing issues. Pride Month traces its origins to the 1969 Stonewall riots, a pivotal event in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. The first Pride marches were held on June 28, 1970, marking the anniversary of these riots and evolving into a month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ pride.

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What is LGBTQ Pride Month?

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are honoured throughout LGBTQ Pride Month, which is a celebration and protest combined. It is frequently connected to enormous parades and celebrations honouring the happiness and achievements of the community. However, political acts such as marches, rallies, and demonstrations can be as significant in bringing attention to the challenges that the community is still experiencing.


Governor Newsom’s proclamation of LGBTQ+ Pride Month in California underscores the state’s commitment to celebrating and supporting the LGBTQ+ community. By recognizing their struggles and achievements, California continues to strive for a future where everyone can live with equality, acceptance, and freedom. As Pride Month is celebrated, it is a reminder of the importance of diversity and the ongoing fight for equal rights for all..

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