President Barack Obama declared June to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning+ (LGBTQ) Pride month. The initial declaration was made six years ago via proclamation.
Pride is an affirmation of ones self and the community as a whole. The modern "pride" movement began after the Stonewall riots in 1969.
Instead of backing down to unconstitutional raids by New York police, gay people fought back, which gave the underground community the first sense of communal pride in a very well publicized incident.
From the yearly parade that commemorated the anniversary of the Stonewall riots began a national grassroots movement.
CTA continues this legacy by offering resources for educators and families around LGBTQ+ issues in education.
CTA LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Program
View 2015-16 LGBTQ+ Safety in Schools Grant and Scholarship Recipients
LGBTQ+ Leadership Development Program
Amnesty International LGBTQ+ Information
Suggested Anti-Bias Books
ThinkB4YouSpeak Campaign Information
Harvey Milk Foundation
NEA's website for more LGBTQ+ information and for tips on dealing with bullying