UIC Celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month
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The month of June is designated Pride Month to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City June 28, 1969. At a time when police raids on LGBTQ+ bars were common, the patrons at the Stonewall Inn and other bars fought back when the police became violent. Transgender activists, like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, were at the forefront of the fight. The Stonewall Rebellion sparked national activism and is considered the catalyst for advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights in the United States.
The Chancellor’s Committee for the Status of LGBTQ+ People encourages all UIC community members to learn more about LGBTQ+ people. Read more about Pride events scheduled on campus and in Chicago