How to Celebrate Pride Month
Pride Month is celebrated every June, recognizing the importance of the LGBTQ+ community and honoring the freedom to be yourself. It is celebrated in June to commemorate the Stonewall Riots, which began on June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The crowd threw bottles at police and protests spilled into the streets. The Stonewall Riots were followed by several days of demonstrations in New York, changing history forever for the LGBTQ+ community.
There are many opportunities to share your pride and support of the LGBTQ+ community throughout the month of June!
Events in Milwaukee
- PrideFest Milwaukee — June 2–4
- Milwaukee Pride Parade — June 5
- Pride Night with the Milwaukee Brewers — June 8
Other Ways to Celebrate
- Donate to LGBTQ+ organizations
- Support LGBTQ+ businesses
- Educate yourself on the community
- Learn how to become a better ally
Support for the LGBTQ+ community does not end after June. It is important to continue to support and advocate for the community year round.
Ranked as one of the nation’s top campuses for LGBTQ+ students, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is committed to actively engaging with departments on campus to create a welcoming, educational environment for all students. Check out the UWM LGBTQ+ Resource Center for information, resources, events and volunteer opportunities to share your support!
Happy Pride Month, Panthers! We’re so glad you’re YOU ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜