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Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History

The answer dates back to 1969, New York City.

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As the calendar turns to June, LGBTQIA+ communities across the world mark Pride Month – with visibility, acceptance, and legal protections at the core of their celebrations.
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Happy Pride Month!

As the calendar turns to June, LGBTQIA+ communities and their allies across the world mark Pride Month. But, why June? Here’s the story behind it.

Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)
Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)
Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)
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Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
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Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
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Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)
Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
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Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)
Why June is Celebrated As Pride Month – A Peek Into History
(Illustration by Arnica Kala/TheQuint)

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