LGBT Pride Month

June is LGBT Pride Month.

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.

As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.

A number of countries around the world still consider homosexuality a crime and some uphold the death penalty for those convicted of the crime, and even in those where there are no legal stipulations, hate crimes persist.